Brown sugar plums with soured cream

Serves 4. Preparation: 5 minutes. Cooking: 25 minutes. With thanks to Waitrose for contributing this recipe.


  • 8 plums, halved and stonedLight brown muscovado sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Ground cinnamon (½ tsp)
  • Soured cream (300ml/10floz)
  • Demerara sugar (2 tbsp)

To serve:

  • Shortbread biscuits


  1. Heat oven to 220˚C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
  2. Arrange the plums in the base of an ovenproof dish to make a tight-fitting single layer. Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the plums.
  3. Bake for 20–25 minutes until tender and golden.
  4. Spoon the soured cream over the top and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. For a crunchier sugar topping, you could place the dish under a hot grill until the sugar melts. Serve with shortbread biscuits.


Suitable for:

  • a quick and simple recipe
  • people with problems chewing
  • people with sickness or nausea
  • people with loss of taste or smell
  • people with loss of weight or appetite
  • vegetarians.

Nutritional information (without shortbread biscuits)

Energy 234kcal; Protein 1.6g; Total fat 15g (of which saturates 9g); Carbohydrate 21g; Fibre 1g.