Plum Compote

A classic Norwegian late summer dessert found on frukt.noPlum Compote

Plum compote is a delicious dessert that often wakes nostalgia in Norwegians. The compote has been a classic here in this country for more than a hundred years. Serve it lukewarm with a little whipped cream or 50/50 cream and milk.

4 servings

30 plums
200 g sugar
1 dl white wine
2 tablespoons potato starch
4 tablespoons cold water


[1] Cut the plums in two, remove the stone and cut the fruit meat into pieces.

[2] Put the plums in a saucepan, pour in the white wine and sugar and bring to a boil.

[3] Let the compote simmer for 10 minutes until the plums are tender.

[4] Stir the potato starch into the water and gently pour it into the plum mixture while stirring. The plum compote must not boil after this.

[5] Cool the compote a little before serving.

[6] Served with whipped cream or 50/50 cream and milk. A light drizzle of almond flakes will give the compot a little chewiness.