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 and cells from damage. Two plums count as 1 of your 5 a day.
- Prepare15 mins
- Cook15 mins
- Total time30 mins
Put the chopped plums in a pan with the caster and muscovado sugars and 200ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook, stirring now and again, for 12-15 minutes until completely soft. Tip the mixture into a large sieve set over a bowl and press through as much of the fruit and juices as possible; discard any pulp and skin. Stir the lemon zest and juice into the fruit with a small pinch of salt. Leave to cool completely.
Whip the double cream to soft peaks and gently fold in the icing sugar. Very gently fold in ½ the plum mixture, but don’t over-combine (the aim is a marbling, rather than uniform colour). Layer the fruity cream, remaining plum mixture and crumbled biscuits into glasses or glass bowls, finishing with a little plum mixture and biscuit. Top with the plum slices and serve straight away.