Baked plums and Crozier Blue cheese
Baked plums and Crozier Blue cheese. Photograph: Harry Weir
- Serves: 6
- Cooking Time: 45 mins
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Irish
- 6 ripe plums
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1 star anise
- A sprig of thyme
- 1 fresh bayleaf
- 200mls cider
- 2tbsp brown sugar
- 300g of Crozier Blue (or your favourite blue cheese)
1 Set the oven to 185 degrees Celsius, or equivalent.
2 Stone the plums and put them cut side up into a roasting tray.
3 Add the remaining ingredients, making sure there is an even coating of sugar over the plums.
4 Bake for 25-30 minutes, basting the plums once or twice during cooking. The length of time in the oven entirely depends on the ripeness of the plums – they should be soft and giving to the touch.
5 When they are cooked, decant them into a bowl and pour the juice over the top.
6 Serve with the cheese and parmesan biscuits.