Honey and Rose Baked Plums

The Middle Eastern flavours in this dish, create a lovely, fragrant pudding that's perfect after a heavy meal.

General info

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • 6 ripe plums, halved and stones removed
  • 5tbsp runny honey
  • 2-3tsp rose water (to taste)
  • 50g butter
  • 50g whole blanched almonds
  • 1 vanilla pod, split in half lengthways


  1. Heat the oven to 170°C, 150°C fan. Arrange the plums cut side up in a baking dish, drizzle over the honey and rose water, dot with butter and scatter over the almonds and vanilla pod.
  2. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, occasionally spooning the juices back over the plums, until they’re caramelised, sticky and golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving, or leave to cool to room temperature. They’re delicious served with vanilla or pistachio ice cream, or for breakfast with Greek yoghurt.

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