Almond-infused Stewed Plums

You might have noticed that my blog features a lot of cooked fruit at the moment. As the weather turns darker and damper, naturally I start to crave warming, spicy flavours. I vary my breakfasts all the time, but there is nothing that I look forward to more on a wet, grey morning than a bowl of creamy quinoa porridge topped with juicy spiced fruit. Apples and plums are my favourite types of fruit to stew, but I make sure to use seasonal fruit. Try serving this with my Almond and Plum Porridge, or with Greek natural or coconut yoghurt.



Makes approx. 8 portions


500g plums, stones removed and chopped

2 star anise

1/2tbsp almond extract

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1tsp ground allspice

50ml water


1.) Add everything to a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2.) Then reduce the heat and simmer until the fruit is soft and leaking juice, and the liquid has mostly reduced (about 10 minutes) – it depends how runny you like yours.

Either serve hot immediately, or leave to cool before storing it in the fridge until ready to use. Enjoy!

Lauren x




  1. 29th August 2015 / 6:22 pm

    What a great way to use left over plums!

    • 29th August 2015 / 6:41 pm

      It really is! I can’t get enough of stewed fruit at the moment- I think it must be all this rain! 🙂

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