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Warm Spiced Plum Sauce Over Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 1 Lb. Plums
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
overhead image of spiced plum sauce over vanilla ice cream in bowl with second bowl of plums next to it


  1. Add sliced plums (pits and stems removed) to a pot along with sugar, vanilla, star anise, cinnamon, and water and bring to a simmer.
  2. Let simmer until plums have softened and the liquid looks syrupy, about 10-15 min.
  3. Remove the star anise from the mixture and add the rest of the cooked plum mixture to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Alternatively you can use an immersion blender.
  4. Serve desired amount warm over vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


Note: This plum syrup will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Can simply reheat when ready to serve.