Fresh 5 – Vanilla stewed plums, cinnamon yoghurt, maple toasted nuts

Vanilla stewed plums, cinnamon yoghurt, maple toasted nuts

The fourth and final of my recipes in collab with Tesco’s FRESH 5 campaign helping to get us all a little more excited about fruits and veggies by helping to make them more affordable.


If you haven’t seen my other three recipes, be sure to check out my blistered peaches with burrata, freshest pulled chicken salad and crispiest potato showstopper all built around Tesco’s best priced fruits and veggies.


Last up, I’m showcasing plums. One of my favourite fruits to stew into a delicious compote to have with porridge or greek yoghurt. This time I’ve gone with the latter, pairing thick greek yoghurt flavoured with honey and cinnamon with vanilla stewed plums and a crunchy maple roasted nuts. Need I say more. Enjoy!


400g Tesco Fresh 5 plums

2 tbsps, maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla bean paste 

2/3rd cup mixed nuts

Sprinkle of cinnamon

4 large tbsps thick greek yoghurt – I like Yeo Valley Greek Style 

2 tsps honey


Serves 2


Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius.

Wash and peel the plums. Chop into bitesize pieces.

Place the plums in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the base of the pan and cook on a medium heat for about 5-10 minutes. Stir in the vanilla paste. Remove from the heat earlier if you want the plums to retain their shape, or cook for longer if you want more of a compote texture.

Meanwhile, roughly chop the mixed nuts or pulse in a food processor.

In a small bowl, mix the nuts with 2 tbsps of maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Transfer on to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden. They burn easily so be careful!

In a larger bowl mix the greek yoghurt with honey and cinnamon. Divide between two bowls, top with the delicious vanilla stewed plums and top with the maple toasted nuts.

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