Recipe – Grilled Plums with Cinnamon, Brown Sugar & Amaretto

Stone fruits are so luscious at this time of year and I can’t get enough of them. Faced with a large bowl of ripe purple and yellow plums and lacking inspiration, I decided to simply grill them with a little brown sugar, cinnamon and a splash of Amaretto liqueur.

They only take a few minutes to cook and I recommend keeping your eye on them – my attention had wandered so the first batch I made were completely carbonized.

Cooked plums have a tangy quality that I love so I tend to hold back on the amount of sugar I use but add more if you want, or stir some into the crème fraîche.

These would also be delicious served with sour cream or some really good vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Plums with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon & Amaretto

Grilled Plums with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon & Amaretto


(Serves 4)

8 large ripe plums of any color, halved, stones discarded

2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar plus extra if needed

1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon

A good splash of Amaretto

10 fl oz (300ml) of crème fraîche, sour cream or ice cream


Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon and get the grill / broiler really hot. Arrange the plums snugly in a shallow heatproof dish. Sprinkle with Amaretto followed by the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Place the plums about 6 inches from the heat and broil them until the fruit is soft and the sugar is bubbling and golden.

Serve warm.

Here are a few more ways to serve plums:

A Plum & Apricot Galette and a Plum & Walnut Crumble

A Very Easy Fruit & Almond Tart

A Very Easy Fruit & Almond Tart

A Very Easy Fruit & Almond Tart



About edibletcetera

I'm passionate about food; I cook, photograph, eat...then writes about it in that order. I'm also an occasional restaurant critic and caterer; a former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).
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3 Responses to Recipe – Grilled Plums with Cinnamon, Brown Sugar & Amaretto

  1. dzarunner says:

    Final aspen blog

    Best wishes


  2. Jessica says:

    Looks yummy! 😀

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