This is an easy, quick and healthy Plum Compote that is both warming, comforting and super delicious. It is easy and quick to make, only requiring a handful of ingredients. It is great to use as a condiment, top your breakfast bowl with, use in desserts or just serve with greek yogurt or ice cream. It is vegan, gluten, grain and sugar free.
Plums, one of the most delicious late summer fruits we have. I just love the sweet yet slightly tart taste and the lovely texture they have. They also bring me back to my childhood memories, when my grandmother used to make plum jams and cake. They were the highlight of the summer. So of course Im trying to keep her tradition alive by making the most out of them. One of my favorite things to make is a plum compote. Oh, I just love the soft and tender plums that spread that warming and comforting feeling throughout your body. This plum compote is really easy to make, that only calls for a handful ingredients and is ready in 15-20 minutes. It is sugar free and sweetened with monk fruit sweetener instead of regular sugar. I also added cinnamon for a more warm taste and feeling and fresh ginger that add a bit of a sting to it. The combination plums, cinnamon and ginger is just fantastic. The spices add a more intense taste and balances the sweetness from the plums and sweetener so well. This plum compote is perfect to top your breakfast bowl with, use in baking, cooking, top your toast with along with some cream cheese or serve with ice cream or some greek yogurt for dessert.
A few tips:
- Use ripe plums that are soft and sweet. Don’t use unripe or over ripe ones.
- I prefer using less sweetener, since I prefer my compote not too sweet. You can adjust the amount of sweetener depending on your taste, preferences and how sweet your plums are.
- The cinnamon and ginger is optional, but highly recommended.
- The amount of water will vary slightly depending on your pot and how large your plums are. Start by adding about 3/4-1 (1/4-1/2) dl (cups) of water, then add a little bit more if needed.
- Bring the plums and water to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. The plums should get soft and tender but still hold together and not be overcooked.
- Store the plum compote in a clean jar/container in the fridge.
- You can easily double the recipe if you want to make a big batch.
Ingredients for this Plum Compote:
- Monk fruit sweetener
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Ginger (optional)
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Plum Compote with Cinnamon & Ginger (Vegan, Gluten, Grain & Sugar Free)
- 10-15 Plums (depending on the size) cut in half and pitted
- 1 – 1 1/2 (1) dl (cups) Water (plus more as needed)
- 2-3 tbsp Monk fruit sweetener (or more if you prefer it sweeter)
- 1-2 tsp Cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cm Freshly grated ginger (optional)
- Bring water to a boil in a pot.
- Add the pitted plums, sweetener, cinnamon and ginger to the pot and lower the heat. Pour the water into the pot and make sure it covered the plums.
- Bring to a low boil, then lower the heat and let the plums simmer for 10-20 minutes. The plums should be soft and tender, but still firm and hold together. The water should have reduced and thickened slightly.