Stovetop Stewed Plums With Cinnamon

Stewed Plum
Stewed Plum. BRETT STEVENS/Cultura/Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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A cinnamon stick and some fresh lemon juice flavor these easy simmered fresh plums. Serve the stewed plums alongside baked ham or roasted pork, or serve them as a breakfast fruit. Or top the plums with whipped cream or ice cream for a fabulous dessert.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pound fresh ripe plums (about 8 small or 6 medium)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, water, salt, and lemon juice. Add the cinnamon stick to the mixture and bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
  2. Wash the plums and cut them in half; remove the pits. Place the plum halves in the boiling syrup.
  3. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes, or until plums are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and let them cool. Refrigerate to chill thoroughly.

Serve as a breakfast fruit or dessert with whipped topping.