Fresh Plum Sauce

Fresh Plum Sauce


This simple and fresh recipe uses plums (or any stone fruit, or grapes), with any fruit juice, and vegan honey, and can be made with or without a dash of wine for a delicious sauce that pairs perfectly with the density and earthiness of a chestnut cake.
  • Serves: 1 1/2 cups
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Plum Sauce

• 2 cups quartered fresh plums, more or less
• 1 tbsp very finely chopped fresh rosemary, more to taste
• 1/2 cup sugar or maple syrup and rice syrups, or honey
• juice of 1/2 a lemon or tbsp sweet wine
• good pinch of salt


Combine the plums and rosemary ina wide saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir to blend. Add the juice and salt and cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until very soft. The time will depend on how firm or soft the fresh fruit was.

Serving suggestion: The sauce is especially good served warm on a piece of Chestnut Cake (Castagnaccio), a regional Italian chestnut cake, or any plain cake, over a pudding, or even a chunk of toasted bread.


  • Luvina R
    Luvina R
    Hi This is a recipe that I definitely will try. I just see in Serving suggestion line above that the phrase is incomplete. It says: the sauce is especially good served warm on a piece of.... Please let me know about the rest of the phrase. Thank you Luvina Reyes Russi
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Luvina, please see the updated recipe!
  • Sharon N
    Sharon N
    Is there a good other GF flour to use as a substitute for chestnut flour?
  • Lauren L Rouxbe Staff
    Lauren L
    Hi Sharon. This specific cake that this sauce pairs with is designed specifically for chestnut flour. You might try almond meal as a replacement and let me know how it goes. Lauren

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