Poached Stone Fruit in Passion Fruit Syrup

Reuben Riffel

Serves 4, Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes


passion fruits, halved
150ml fresh orange juice
100g caster sugar
150ml dessert wine
150ml water
6 South African plums, halved and stones removed
3 South African peaches or nectarines, halved, stones
removed, then thickly sliced Greek yoghurt, to serve


Preparation time:
10 minutes

Cooking time:
15 minutes


  1. Scoop the pulp from the passion fruits into a large saucepan and add the orange juice, sugar, wine and water. Place over a medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the plums and peaches or nectarines. Cover and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes, or until the fruit is just tender.
  3. Cool and serve with yoghurt.

Recipe created by Reuben Riffel, head chef at Reuben’s Restaurant, Franschhoek, South Africa