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    Plums Poached in Marsala

    Plums Poached in Marsala. Photo by Chef @Oz

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Kookaburra's Note:

    When fresh plums are at their best, try this heavenly recipe. I could eat it every night! Thanks to English food writer, Delia Smith, for the original recipe which I have adapted.

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    1. 1
      Preset oven to 180C (350F).
    2. 2
      Cut plums in half and remove stones.
    3. 3
      Place plums, cut side up, into a rectangular baking dish- corningware, pyrex or similar.
    4. 4
      In a large jug, combine Marsala, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and lemon rind.
    5. 5
      Mix well then pour this mixture evenly over the plums.
    6. 6
      Bake on the centre shelf of the oven for 40 minutes, turning plums over after 20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from oven and strain liquid into a small saucepan.
    8. 8
      Remove the lemon rind and discard.
    9. 9
      Make a paste with the arrowroot and a little water and add to the juice in the saucepan.
    10. 10
      Place pan over a medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until it reaches simmering point.
    11. 11
      Simmer sauce for about 5 minutes until it is slightly thickened and glossy- it will thicken more as it cools.
    12. 12
      Pour the liquid back over the plums.
    13. 13
      Serve plums hot or cold with cream or ice-cream.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2007


      Yum - plums, marsala and cinnamon are a fabulous combination. We had it with ice cream which was great. If you don't like desserts too sweet, I would go for cream instead. I didn't bother thickening it with the arrowroot as it was fairly thick already. My only reservation is that is might take a bit of work to make it look 'elegant' as most of my plums fell apart.

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    Nutritional Facts for Plums Poached in Marsala

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 305.1
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 17.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 47.2 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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    fresh lemon rind

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