“In the airy chambers beneath the rookery, his girl served them boiled eggs, stewed plums, and porridge, while Pycelle served the pontifications.” -A Clash of Kings
These stewed plums are like a simpler version of our Medieval Plum Mousse recipe. The fruit breaks down and mixes with the honey and cinnamon, resulting in mushy spoonfuls of delightfulness. It’s a great way to used plums that are slightly underripe or out of season, and make them into a wonderful topping for a dessert (Ice Cream! Cake!), or as a sweeter side for a slice of meat.
Stewed Plums Recipe
- 2 cups plums, pit removed and cut into small wedges
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup water
In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Check the softness of the fruit, and continue to simmer until the slices are very soft.
Allow to cool slightly, and serve warm or cold.