Spiced mirabelle plum compote

Spice up your breakfast with this seasonal plum compote. Serve with porridge or yogurt to kick- start your day! It also goes well stirred through vanilla ice cream (obviously not for breakfast though!). You can also use normal plums and you would need about 5- 6 of these.

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Ingredients- serves 2
200g mirabelle plums
1 tbsp caster sugar
1\2 lemon
Small cinnamon stick
2 cloves

1. Prepare the plums by removing the stones and roughly chopping.

2. Pop in a warmed pan along with the sugar, squeeze of lemon juice and spices. You can also add a little lemon zest if you like and you can replace the sugar with honey. Bring up the heat until the fruit bubbles before lowering the heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer until the mixture thickens. The compote will be ready when you can run a spoon through the mixture and it remains separated briefly before coming back together.

3. Take off the heat and either serve immediately or leave to cool before popping in the fridge. I use a Kilner jar to store the compote and it will keep for a couple of days.

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