Plum Compote


  1. 2 pounds red plums, quartered
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 cinnamon sticks
  4. 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

Combine plums, sugar and cinnamon sticks in large saucepan over low heat. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean and add bean pod. Stir over low heat until plums are very tender and compote thickens; about 50 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool and discard pits, bean pod and cinnamon sticks. Pulse gently with an immersion blender to break up any large chunks. Serve with wheat crackers and triple crème cheese, or spoon over Greek yogurt (for breakfast) or vanilla ice cream (for dessert) and top with toasted pecans.