Plum fool

Once ripe, plums will keep longer if stored in the fridge, but they taste their best when eaten at room temperature. A good source of potassium and fibre, they also contain the antioxidant vitamin E, which protects your body tissues andcells from damage. Two plums count as 1 of your 5 a day.


500g plums, halved and stoned
1 cinnamon stick, halved
50g agave nectar
500g Waitrose natural fat-free fromage frais


1. Place the plums in a pan with the cinnamon stick and 1 tbsp water. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until very soft.

2. Leave to cool, then discard the cinnamon stick. Transfer to a large bowl and, using a handheld blender, whizz the mixture to make a thick purée.

3. Stir in the agave nectar, then ripple the fromage frais through the plum purée. Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.Spoon into small bowls or glasses to serve.

Cook's tip

Plums really vary in their balance of sweetness and tartness, so add the agave nectar a little at a time until the fool suits your tastes.

Plum fool
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus chilling
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes, plus chilling 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 422.584kJ
Fat 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Carbohydrate 17.8g
Sugars 16.7g
Salt 0.1g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Nov 15 12:00:00 GMT 2012.