Plums Poached in Earl Grey Tea

Recipe by Pot Scrubber
READY IN: 30mins


  • 6
    plums (if small leave them whole, cut larger plums in half and remove the pit)
  • 6
    cups water
  • 2
    earl grey tea bags
  • 34
    cup superfine sugar
  • 1
    lemon, juice of


  • Pour the 6 cups of water into a large saucepan and bring it to a rolling boil. Remove from heat.
  • Add the tea bags, cover and steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags, place the pan back over high heat and bring back to a boil.
  • Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low. The liquid should just be simmering, add the plums and poach until tender. The amount of time will vary from 1 minute to longer depending on the size and ripeness of the fruit.
  • Remove the plums from the liquid and set aside to cool.
  • Continue to simmer the liquid until it is the consistency of a light syrup.
  • To serve:
  • Place the plums into small dessert bowls and ladle some of the poaching liquid.