Simple Citrus Poached Plums
1 cup (250 ml) fresh orange juice
1/2 cup (125ml) sugar
peel of 1 lemon
peel 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
6 whole plums, halved and stoned
Stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves.
Poach plums in the syrup for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
Remove plums from syrup and slip off their skins.
Boil syrup to reduce by half.
Serve plums with vanilla ice cream, yoghurt or thick cream and a scattering of toasted flaked almonds.
Recipe by Justine Drake