Thursday, July 9, 2009

Glazed Plums & Vanilla Pudding

It's that time of the year when plums are everywhere! Delicious, sweet & juicy, plums are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin K, and a very good source of Vitamin C.

Start with making your favorite Vanilla Pudding recipe and chill that. Tapioca Pudding is great for this dessert as well!

You can get the recipe for the plums here: Glazed Plums

The recipe states using Cointreau, but I only had Grand Marnier and it worked just fine!
I used a beautiful variety of plums including: California Midnight Moon, Starless Ruby, Sunrise Red & Golden Meadow Plums

Melt the butter in a large skillet and add the sliced plums and sugar and saute until the sugar melts and begins to caramelize.

Add the orange juice and orange liquor, remove from the heat and ignite, swirling the pan a bit. The flame was very light so it can't really be seen here.

Return the pan to medium heat and cook until the flame dies down and the sauce reduces to about half.

In dessert dishes or parfait glasses (I used a wine glass as it was all I had available at the moment!), layer some of the plums and syrup, pudding, and top with more plus and syrup.

Simple, quick and really delicious. A unique summer treat!


  1. That looks like a refreshing summer dessert. What a great way to serve it!

  2. This is a wonderful dessert! Thanks for the recipe! This will be on the menu for next weekend!