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Plum Compote w/Vanilla (D/P, KLP, TNT)
Source: November 28, 2001 The Plain Dealer
Serves: 4

2 pounds small oval purple plums (Italian prune plums), pitted and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
Vanilla ice cream, creme fraiche or yogurt sorbet, for serving (optional)

In a medium saucepan, combine plums, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla seeds, and 2 tablespoons water.

Place over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until plums give up their juice and soften, 5 to 10 minutes.

Taste, and adjust seasoning, adding more sugar, lemon zest or vanilla if desired.

Let cool 20 minutes. Serve with ice cream, creme fraiche or yogurt sorbet.

Poster's Notes:
This simple but delicious recipe can be prepared in about 15 minutes, but allow an additional 20 minutes for it to cool. (Serve chilled if desired.)

Posted by Susan Greene

Nutritional Info Per Serving: calories 334; fat 13g; calories from fat 34%; carbohydrates 55g; protein 5g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 53mg