Honey and Rose Baked Plums
The Middle Eastern flavours in this dish, create a lovely, fragrant pudding that's perfect after a heavy meal
- 6 ripe plums, halved and stones removed
- 5tbsp runny honey
- 2-3tsp rose water (to taste)
- 50g (2oz) butter
- 50g (2oz) whole blanched almonds
- 1 vanilla pod, split in half lengthways
This recipe would also work well with fresh nectarines or peaches, particularly if they're a little overripe
This dessert recipe uses only a few ingredients so it’s a really cost effective choice for a dinner party that looks and feels a bit fancy but doesn’t break the bank. Plus it’s really quick to throw together so you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.
Using a dash of rose water gives this dish a really special aromatic smell that will make your mouth water, while the combination of honey and plums with hit the spot for those with a sweet toot.
This recipe makes enough for four people but it’s easily adapted if you’ve got more people coming over for dinner.
Heat the oven to 170 C, 150 C fan, 325 F, gas 3. Arrange the plums cut side up in a baking dish, drizzle over the honey and rose water, dot with butter and scatter over the almonds and vanilla pod.
Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, occasionally spooning the juices back over the plums, until they're caramelised, sticky and golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving, or leave to cool to room temperature. They're delicious served with vanilla or pistachio ice cream, or for breakfast with Greek yogurt.