Honey-orange poached plums

This simple pudding is light and seasonal- flavour your fruit with orange blossom water and sweet honey then serve with crunchy biscuits

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
    plus cooling
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 195
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 48g
  • sugars 46g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0g


  • 750g firm plums (mixed varieties if you can get them)
  • 140g clear honey
  • 4 tbsp orange blossom water
  • 300ml orange juice
  • biscuits and Greek yogurt (or frozen yogurt), to serve


  1. Put the plums in a pan with just enough water to cover them, then pour over the honey, orange blossom water and juice. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 15 mins until the plums are tender through to the stone, but not mushy.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, lift out the plums to a serving dish. Bring the liquid back to the boil and simmer to a thin syrup. Pour over the plums and leave to cool. (You can peel the plums to serve, if you like a posher finish.)

  3. Serve with crunchy biscuits like our Honey-bread biscuits (see 'Goes well with'), and Greek or frozen yogurt.

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