Plum Compote

31 Reviews
77% would make this recipe again

I make batches of this recipe when the plums are plentiful: an easy way to keep a taste of summer once the warmth has passed.

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Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 7 min


12 plums, red or black, firm-ripe 1.2 kg
4 tsp sugar 16 g
2/3 cup water 170 mL


  1. Briefly wash the plums. Split them in half, then pull them apart and remove the pits. Add them to a saucepan with the sugar and water. Cook over medium-low heat, covered, for about 5-8 min, until the plums are soft.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and let it cool. Serve with its juice either lukewarm or at room temperature.


The compote keeps up to 10 days in the refrigerator or up to 4 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (220 g)


% Daily Value




1 g

1 %

Saturated 0 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %


0 mg


0 mg

0 %


24 g

8 %


3 g

12 %


21 g

Net Carbs

21 g


1 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

30 %


1 %


2 %


This recipe is :
Good source of  :
Vitamin K
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Low  :
Free  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 1
Other Foods 0

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

This recipe is delicious and so healthy. Many compotes are high in sugar; I appreciate the sparse use of sugar in this (and other SOS recipes.) I added 3/4 tsp of vanilla in addition to the other ingredients. Yum!

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Judy W.
march 08, 2018

My plums were not very ripe, but I simmered them for the specified time then let them sit in the kettle with the heat off for about half hour. Delicious!

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