Thursday, May 27, 2010

ROASTED PLUMS WITH ALMONDS, HONEY AND CINNAMON SERVED WITH SWEETENED VANILLA MASCAPONE




INGREDIENTS
Plums (1-2 plums per person)
Cinnamon
Honey
100grams Almonds (chopped)
Vanilla pod or essence
1 tub 250g Mascapone
2 tablespoons icing sugar (or 2 taste)
1 -2 teaspoons milk or cream


fresh plums cut and sprinlked with almonds and spices


Straight from the oven - all roasted and golden brown


METHOD
Cut plums in half and remove the pip (1 or 2 plums per person). Place in an oven proof dish large enough to just hold the plums. Make sure each plum is facing with the cut side up so you have a hollow where the pip was. Over each plum drizzle some honey into each hollow and some generally over all the plums. Sprinkle with chopped up almonds and cinnamon to taste. Sometimes i add some seeds from a vanilla pod for some extra flavor.
Place in the oven at 180 degrees celcius and bake for roughly 15 - 20 min or until golden and soft.

In a separate bowl mix/beat the mascapone, milk, icing sugar and vanilla seeds. Adjust to taste.
Remove plums from the oven and place 2- 4 halves per person in pretty bowls and place a nice dollop of vanilla mascapone on top - serve straight away as mascapone will melt from the hot plums.
Enjoy

you can also use fresh peaches, pears or apricots or other soft flesh fruits in season.

6 comments:

  1. Hello Betty! Thanks for your comment. Great to discover your delicious blog, just beautiful! kath

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  2. Yummy...now will you please come and visit me and show me how;-D

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  3. I'm not a fan of plums at all so won't be making this recipe but your first photo is just stunning!!

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  4. I love plums! This looks so divine!! Have a lovely wknd xx

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  5. New follower!

    Love your blog :)
    oxox
    Denalee

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