• Poached Plums with Red Wine & Rum


Poached Plums with Red Wine & Rum


  • 12 plums, firm and ripe but not mushy
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 bud star anise
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 6 cloves


Place all the ingredients into a 14-inch saute pan. Add warm water to just about cover the plums. Bring to a simmer and continue simmering for 15 minutes, turning plums every 5 minutes.

Remove plums to a serving platter. Reduce sauce until almost glazy. Strain over plums and serve at room temperature.

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