Plum Compote / Plommekompott

A traditional recipe found at

traditional badge2Plum compote is a delicious dessert that often evokes nostalgia in many of us. Server it lukewarm with whipped cream and some almond flakes.

The nostalgic feeling is no exaggeration, at least not for me. I grew up with compotes both at home and at my grandmother’s. Back in the fifties and of course before that it was important to use the fruit harvest when it was fresh. Either for deserts or preserves.  In this day and age you can buy fresh fruits and berries all year round, but back then these were not imported from around the world here in Norway, but were available at the grocers only when they were in season. Today Norway is one of the richest countries in the world and we can afford to import what ever we like from anywhere. Back then the story was quite different. The Germans had left the northern part of the country in ruins and their torpedoes had sunk a great part of our commercial navy, the backbone of our pre-war economy – Ted


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11 thoughts on “Plum Compote / Plommekompott

  1. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  2. Looks so yum, would be great with vanilla ice cream! 😕


  3. Hilda says:

    I still think local and seasonal are best, even if we can buy everything we want whenever. These plums look beautiful.


    • TidiousTed says:

      Due to the long days and the fairly cold weather our fruit, vegetables and berries get a lot of sun but still take their time to ripen and that makes them particularly delicious 🙂


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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this Plum Compote with us at The Yuck Stops Here. Please be sure to come back and share your wonderful recipes with us again. Pinned it!


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