"Red fiery red, swirled with white
Like ribbons of energy, in a dark lifeless night..
A burst of flavor, tart, sweet & spice
Your go to snack, when dessert doesn't suffice.
Quick to whip up, pleases the mid day munch
A luscious splash, and a recipe emerging from a hunch!"
2 ripe plums, pitted and chopped into pieces
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup thick yogurt (greek or otherwise)
2 teaspoons dark maple syrup
Heat a non stick pan. Add sugar, along with 3 tablespoons water and allow the sugar to melt. Once melted, add the ginger and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the plums, cinnamon & vanilla essence. Cover and cook on medium flame till plums are tender.
Turn heat to high, and mash the pulp with a spoon. Continue cooking till most of the liquid is absorbed and you get a jam like consistency - but don't let it get too thick. Remove from heat and cool.
Mix the yogurt & maple syrup till smooth & creamy. Add a dollop of the compote in a tall glass, followed by the yogurt. Refrigerate for 2 hours & serve cold.
A creamy, low fat dessert with hints of summer fruit & spice!