Baked Plums Recipe with Blueberries and Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted plums with balsamic blueberries

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Turn the humble plum into something special in just 20 minutes with this sweet, syrupy sauce



  • butter 1 tbsp, room temperature
  • golden caster sugar 75g, plus 2 tbsp
  • plums 6, halved and stoned
  • vanilla pod 1, halved lengthways and widthways
  • blueberries 200g
  • balsamic vinegar 5 tbsp
  • vanilla or white chocolate ice cream to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Choose a baking dish or roasting tin that  will hold the plum halves snugly in a single layer. Rub the butter all over the base, sprinkle the 2 tbsp of sugar on top, then scatter over all but one of the vanilla pod pieces. Arrange the plums over the top, cut-side down, and drizzle over 2 tbsp of water. Roast for 10-15 minutes or until the plums are really tender.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine the remaining 75g of sugar, remaining vanilla pod piece, 150g of the blueberries and the balsamic vinegar in a pan. Heat and bubble fiercely for 8-10 minutes or until the blueberries are breaking down, and a syrupy sauce has formed. Tip in the remaining blueberries then take off the heat.

  • Step 3

    When the plums are cooked, flip them over and pour the blueberries all over them. Leave for at least 10 minutes, then eat warm or at room temperature with scoops of ice cream, if you like.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 214
  • Fat 3.3g
  • Saturates 2g
  • Carbs 43.8g
  • Sugars 43.4g
  • Fibre 2.6g
  • Protein 1.1g
  • Salt 0.1g