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    Simple Syllabub with English Plums and Apples

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    Simple Syllabub with English Plums and Apples

    Serve these tangy syllabubs in glasses to show off their contrasting layers of fruit and cream. An ideal dessert for easy entertaining or a special family meal.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 8 minutes
    • Total time: 28 minutes, plus chilling 30 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 250g English plums, such as Victoria
    • 2 tart dessert apples, such as Discovery
    • 4 tbsp clear honey
    • 3 tbsp caster sugar
    • 1 medium egg white
    • 142ml double cream
    • 150g Greek-style natural yogurt
    • 50g toasted flaked almonds, to decorate

    Method

    1. Stone and roughly chop the plums. Peel, core and roughly chop the apples. Place the fruit in a small saucepan with the honey and 4 tablespoons of cold water.
    2. Cook the fruit for 5-8 minutes, or until it has softened slightly. Strain through a sieve, reserving the juice. Stir the sugar into the juice until dissolved. Place the fruit in 4 glasses and spoon a tablespoon of the fruit syrup over each. Allow to cool.
    3. In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg white until soft peaks form, using a hand-held electric or balloon whisk. In a separate bowl, beat the cream and the remaining fruit syrup together until the mixture begins to thicken. Add the yogurt and continue whisking until the mixture just holds its shape.
    4. Using a metal spoon, add a little of the cream mixture to the egg white and fold in. Tip this into the remaining cream mixture and fold in gently until evenly combined. Spoon it over the fruits in the glasses and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Decorate with toasted flaked almonds.

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    Cook's tips

    Stew the fruit a day ahead, cool, cover and store in the fridge.

    Safety note: This recipe contains raw egg and is therefore not suitable for the young, pregnant women, elderly people or those whose immune systems are weak.

    Drinks recommendation

    Here you need a sweet grapey white with zesty freshness.

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