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Honey baked plums with toasted pistachio nuts and sweet saffron labneh

Add a splash of colour to any dinner with these plums with pistachio and saffron

Honey baked plums with toasted pistachio nuts and sweet saffron labneh

Recipe courtesy of Dr Joan Ransley for Love Your Gut

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Ingredients

  • Dark red plums 4, halved, stone removed
  • Runny honey 2 tbsp
  • Pistachio nuts 1 tbsp, roughly chopped
  • Labneh 350g, (made from 500g low fat Greek yogurt)
  • Saffron 2 pinches
  • Cardamom pods 2
  • Icing sugar 1 tbsp, less if preferred

Method

  • Step 1

    Place the plums cut side up on a baking tray or bun tin and drizzle with honey. Place the tray of plums in the oven for 10 minutes and cook until they are soft and their juice bubbles from the skins.

  • Step 2

    Finely grind the saffron. Mix with a teaspoon of freshly boiled water and set aside to infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods, discard the husks and finely grind the seeds.

  • Step 3

    Fold together the labneh, ground cardamom, icing sugar and cooled saffron water.

  • Step 4

    To serve; divide the plums among 4 serving bowls. Top with the saffron labneh and sprinkle with the ground pistachio nuts.

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