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A simple plum compote recipe that you can serve with Greek yogurt as a tasty breakfast idea.

Whipping up a batch of your own fruit compote is simple and makes a tasty light breakfast just served with yogurt or a healthy addition to dessert.

You can make single fruit compote or mixed fruit compote, whichever you fancy and they’re great for using up a glut of fruit.

Making the plum compote yourself means it’s free from artificial additives and you can control how much sugar if any that you add.

homemade plum compote recipe served with greek yogurt for breakfast

What Is Fruit Compote?

Well it’s quite simply a delicious sticky fruity gloop. Made from fruit, along with optional sugar/honey and spices which is then all cooked down until deliciously soft.

You can keep your compote chunky or blitz to a puree whichever you prefer to do.

Great Ways To Eat Fruit Compote

You can serve our delicious fruit compote in any of the following ways – or come up with some delicious ways of your own!

  • Swirled into thick creamy Greek yogurt
  • Over ice-cream or as an ice-cream sundae fruit layer.
  • Stir the plum compote into your bowl of porridge.
  • Dollop onto waffles or wrap up in freshly made pancakes with vanilla ice-cream

Plum Compote Ingredients

You’ll just need four ingredients and a splash of boiling water to make this delicious fruit compote recipe

ingredients for plum compote gathered together on a wooden chopping board - blue bowl filled with ripe plums, small blue and white bowl with two tsp of honey, small blue saucer with a pinch of ground cinnamon and a small blue saucer with 15g butter
  • 6-8 ripe large plums
  • 15g butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 -2 tsp honey

How To Make Plum Compote

To make our easy plum compote be sure to choose plums that are very ripe and squashy as they’ll taste the sweetest.

  • Cut the plums in half carefully, twist them and remove the plum stone from the middle.
  • Chop the plum flesh into bitesized pieces.
ingredients for plum compote gathered together - blue bowl filled with chopped plums, small blue and white bowl with tsp runny honey, small blue saucer with butter and a small blue saucer with a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Tip the butter into a saucepan.
black le creuset saucepan with a knob of butter in it - wooden chopping board with chopped plums next to a small bowl of runny honey and small saucer with a pinch of ground cinnamon on it
  • Melt the butter over a low heat.
black le creuset saucepan with melted butter in the bottom next to the pan are the ingredients for plum compote - chopped plums, runny honey and ground cinnamon
  • Tip the chopped plums into the melted butter.
black le creuset saucepan filled with chopped plums, next to the pan is a bowl of runny honey and a pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkle over the ground cinnamon.
black le creuset saucepan filled with plums sprinkled in ground cinnamon
  • Drizzle over the honey – you can add 1 or 2 tsp of honey or if you prefer skip it all together.
  • Mix all the plum compote ingredients together then pour in just enough boiling water to cover the base of the pan.
black le creuset saucepan filled with chopped plums with runny honey and ground cinnamon sprinkled on them
  • Simmer over a low heat with the lid on for around 15 minutes until all the plums are all squashy.
black le creuset saucepan with squashy cooked plum compote

You can either leave the compote chunky or you can tip it into the food processor and blitz to a thick puree – just do whichever you prefer – you could even blitz half and then mix the chunky pieces back in.

How To Serve Plum Compote

Homemade plum compote is delicious served in lots of ways, our favourite ways to eat this delicious plum sauce are…

  • Drizzled over creamy Greek yogurt
  • Stirred into your bowl of hot porridge for breakfast
  • Drizzle plum compote over freshly fried sugary French toast.
  • Drizzle over freshly cooked pancakes – it works well in place of maple syrup on American style pancakes.

Sugar Free Fruit Compote 

To make our plum compote with no added sugar just skip the drizzle of honey. 

How To Make Fruit Compote Your Way

  • Try flavouring the plum compote with fresh vanilla pod or some ground ginger instead of cinnamon
  • Throw in some peeled seasonal apples and make apple & plum compote – you could also use the un-blitzed compote as a fruit pie filling if you liked.
  • Great for using up a glut of over ripe summer fruit – strawberries and raspberries all work well.

How To Store Plum Compote

Fridge: our plum compote will keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up two days.

Freezer: to store the compote in the freezer, cool it completely then tip into suitable freezer safe container or freezer bag. It will keep in the freezer for up to two months.

Freezing Plums

If you’ve found yourself with a glut of plums this autumn, then you can freeze them for using throughout the winter months.

How to freeze plums:

So if you’re wondering “can plums be frozen” the answer is yes! And what’s more freezing plums is super easy!

  • Give the plums a good wash and then dry them carefully on a soft tea towel.
  • Next remove the stalks and cut them in half – twist out the stones.
  • Then place the plum halves onto a baking sheet and place in the freezer for around 8-10 hours (preferably overnight) This will ensure the plums freeze separately instead of mushing together in a clump.
  • Once the plums are frozen tip them all together into a freezer safe container or freezer bag and keep in the freezer for 3-4 months.

What to do with frozen plums

  • Use them in fruit crumbles or pies
  • Make some plum jam or simmer up a delicious plum chutney
  • Use them as frozen decorations for cocktails and party drinks
  • Blitz them into your morning smoothie recipe.

You might also LOVE our guide on How To Freeze Blackberries

More Easy Breakfast Fruit Recipes To Try

  • Blueberry French Toast – a totally indulgent French toast recipe made with brioche and topped with sweet freshly made blueberry compote with lemon zest.
Yield: Serves 4

Plum Compote

homemade plum compote recipe served with greek yogurt for breakfast

Easy plum compote for breakfast or dessert

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 plums
  • 15g butter 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 tsp honey

Instructions

1. Halve the plums and remove the stones.

2. Chop the plums into bitesize pieces.

3. Melt the butter in a saucepan.

4. Tip in the plums, honey and cinnamon.

5. Pour in just enough boiling water to cover bottom of pan.

6. Simmer with the lid on over a low heat for 15 mins.

Notes

You can blitz the compote to a smooth puree in a food processor or just leave chunky.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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