Ginuary 19th: Sloe Roasted Plums.

It’s a delight to finally have some sloe gin in the cupboard to play with, and thank gosh for having this recipe on hand while I’m still on my cold virus deathbed. I spotted some amazing-looking plums on my one voyage out of the house this weekend and thus today’s gin seemed fated.

Sloe Roasted Plums

  • 12 plums, halved and stoned
  • 150ml sloe gin
  • Juice of 1 orange, plus a little extra
  • 60g golden/raw caster sugar


Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan, 180° gas).

Put the plums in a large roasting tin, cut side up. Mix the gin and orange juice and pour over the fruit. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer plums to a large dish (or into serving bowls) to cool. Pour the remaining juices from the roasting tin into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for 3-4 minutes or until reduced and syrupy. Pour over the cooled plums.

Serving suggestion: with shortbread and ice cream.


Well, this is blooming delightful.

If I wasn’t so unwell, I could have easily eaten a double serve in one sitting. Wow, yum. This one’s so simple and so delicious, I’m keeping it on hand for future dinner parties!