Plums in wine

A recipe from Recipes from an Italian Summer

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 20 minutes



750ml (1¼pints) (3 cups) sweet rosé wine

1 cinnamon stick

120g (4oz) (generous ½ cup) caster (superfine) sugar

thinly pared zest of ½ lemon, finely chopped

1kg (2¼lb) plums, stoned


Pour the wine into a medium pan, add the cinnamon, sugar and lemon zest and gradually bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the plums, bring back to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a heatproof glass dish and leave to cool, then remove the cinnamon stick.

Keep the dessert in the refrigerator until ready to serve.