Vanilla And Chinese Five Spice Roasted Plums

 

Chinese Five Spice and Vanilla Roasted Plums

I always buy more plums than I think we’ll eat. I really like dark plums when they are almost too ripe as the insides turn a beautiful purple color. If you realize you’ve been a little over zealous in buying plums, this is a great way to use them up and turn them into a side dish for dinner. Try to find the type of plums where the stone comes out clean as they are easier to remove the pits. I was not as lucky- so I had to cut out the pits, either way they are still delicious. They are great along side grilled pork chops or roasted chicken.

 

cut plums

 

Vanilla and Chinese Five Spice Roasted Plums

 

Vanilla & Chinese Five Spice Roasted Plums

8 fresh ripe plums (mixture of red and black)

3 Tbsp. pomegranate juice or cranberry juice

3 Tbsp. clover honey

1 tsp. Chinese Five Spice

1 tsp. vanilla

 

1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut each plum in half and remove pits, place cut side up in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle plums with the spice. Mix together the juice, honey and vanilla and pour over plums. Toss plums to coat evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until soft. Serve warm or chilled as a side dish with chicken or pork or simply as a snack. Store plums along with juice in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

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