Here is a quick summer dessert you can make with any fruit, stone fruits works best. This is a favorite for a dinner party. And who doesn’t love the surprise of a little cotton candy?
- About 6 plums, halved
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- Half a vanilla bean
- Dash of nutmeg
- Create a poaching liquid by adding 2-3 cups water to a wide bottom pot or pan. Stir sugar, vanilla bean and nutmeg in over medium heat. Wait for sugar to dissolve.
- Add the plums to boiling poaching liquid and turn down to a simmer. Liquid should cover most of plum, add extra water if necessary.
- Poach 3 minutes each side and serve. If you don’t have cotton candy, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream is a perfect stand in.
We purchased the maple cotton candy at the Union Square Farmers Market.