Poached Red Plums with yogurt and granola

Poach your plums

With just three ingredients, it's the ultimate go-to for busy mornings or lazy afternoons.

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Poaching plums is a quick and easy way to transform them into a sweet and bright topping for yogurt, oatmeal, or desserts. The process is so simple. Just wine, honey, a pinch of salt, and 15 minutes. The red plums become tender and infused with those good flavors. One favorite cooking method for stone fruit. We get left with tasty plum syrup at the end as well. Perfect for cocktail ideas

poached red plums prep

poached red plums

Simple Poached Red Plums

These poached red plums are the perfect breakfast or lunch addition. It’s so simple coming together in less than 15 minutes. Perfect for a easy way to make things a little more interesting. It’s just three ingredients too. You’re sure to have some honey and maybe a little wine around. These poached plums are great for using up extra leftover wine too. Just toss everything in a pan on low heat and it’s basically all done. The hardest part here is just cutting the red plums.

Ideas with Poached Plums

I used red plums here but I also love pluots like this too. Pluots have a beautiful acidity that melds into the honey. You can get a little bit of both and toss them in the pan all together. The extra poaching liquid makes a great syrup for coffee and cocktails too. I love to eat these with a little bit of yogurt and granola. Just a couple of staples I always have lurking in the fridge. Pair extra poached plums in salads, porridges, chia pudding, etc. They can be used from breakfast to dessert. Sometimes I’ll pair these plums with a little fresh fruit as well. A bowl of oats with poached plums, and fresh strawberries is going to get you where you need to be. Blackberries, currants, apples, and figs are a few good combos. Don’t be afraid to play around with spices and herbs too. I’ll often Keep it simple but here are a few other ideas too.

  • cardamom
  • cinnamon
  • allspice
  • star anise
  • clove
  • bay leaf
  • thyme

Good Ingredients

This is one of those recipes where the ingredient quality really matters. Any wine or hiney will work here but using something nicer will really show. You don’t have to use a crazy fancy wine here. My favorite to use here is a simple 15-dollar riesling. We’re not trying to break the bank here. For this shoot, I used a 3 dollar pino gris from Trader Joe’s and I’ll be honest. It shows, but it got the job done and the pluots were still tasty. Using a nice honey can also make a difference. Use what you have on hand but I love a wildflower clover honey. It’s nice and floral. If you’re out maple syrup will also work in a pinch.

In the world of quick and satisfying breakfast or lunch options, this poached plum recipe shines like a gem. With just three simple ingredients and a straightforward cooking method, it’s the ultimate go-to for those busy mornings or lazy afternoons. Whether you prefer red plums or pluots, remember that using quality ingredients will elevate this recipe to a whole new level of deliciousness. Your taste buds will thank you.

Poached Red Plums

poached plums with wine, honey and a pinch of salt.
Servings 2
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • 3 red plums
  • 1C (312g) white wine
  • 1/4C (84g) honey
  • yogurt
  • granola


  • Add the honey, wine and salt to a pan and bring to a boil. Once Boiling add the plums or pluots face down and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 minuets then turn off the heat.
  • Place the yogurt in a bowl or plate. Add a few pieces of red plums of pluots. Top with granola and enjoy.


 I add a little bit of dill weed flowers and cilantro flowers for fun
Author: Anfernee Milton
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola, plums, pluots, poaching, red plums, stone fruit, yogurt
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