Plums roasted with sloe gin

Plums roasted with sloe gin
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make and 15-20 minutes in the oven

This dessert recipe for plums, roasted in sloe gin, is perfect for entertaining. You can make your own sloe gin (with the recipe in the tips) or use a shop-bought bottle.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
222kcals
Fat
0.2g (trace saturated)
Protein
1.1g
Carbohydrates
43.9g (43.9g sugars)
Salt
trace
Calories
222kcals
Fat
0.2g (trace saturated)
Protein
1.1g
Carbohydrates
43.9g (43.9g sugars)
Salt
trace

Ingredients

  • 12 plums, halved and stoned
  • 150ml sloe gin (see tip for recipe) or use Gordon’s Sloe Gin
  • Juice of 1 orange, plus a little extra
  • 60g golden caster sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. Put the plums in a large roasting tin, cut side up. Mix the gin and orange juice and pour over the fruit. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a large dish to cool. Put the roasting tin over a high heat on the hob. Bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes or until reduced and syrupy. Cool, then pour over the cooled plums. Serve with shortbread and ice cream or clotted cream.

delicious. tips

  1. To make your own sloe gin, wash and prick 450g sloes with a fork and combine in a large Kilner jar with 450g sugar and a 70cl bottle of gin. Turn the jar every day for the first week or so to dissolve the sugar and colour the gin evenly. Keep for at least 3 months before serving – ideally, pick the sloes in September and have the gin at Christmas.

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