Pan-stewed plums with vanilla

Prep 10 mins | Cook 5 mins | Serves 4

800g plums (use a mix of varieties if liked)
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tbs orange juice
2 strips orange zest
1 vanilla bean, split lengthways
2 tbs flaked almonds
vanilla ice-cream or thick natural yoghurt, to serve

Step 1 Halve plums and remove stones. Combine maple syrup, orange juice, zest and vanilla bean in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Add plums and cook, tossing occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 2 Serve warm or at room temperature with flaked almonds and ice-cream or yoghurt.

Good for you ... Plums

A source of dietary fibre, which contributes to the normal functioning of the intestine.

Provides vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

The purple skin on some plums is a source of pigments called anthocyanins that are being studied for their potential antioxidant role.