Stewed Plums

Serving size:
 6 Servings


    • 1 1⁄2 lb
    • plums (pitted and sliced)
    • 1⁄4 c
    • sugar
    • 2 T
    • lemon juice (plus more to taste)
30 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes


These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.

Adapted from the New York Times.


Heat the chopped plums in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and 1/2 a cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just tender. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste and add more sugar or lemon juice if needed. Allow to cool, then serve.

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