Vanilla bean & plum is one of my go-to flavor combinations for summer! While I do love combining these two classic flavors in baked goods like cobblers and scones, my favorite way to indulge in this pair is by making a delicious fruit simple syrup recipe that I can store in the fridge for easy cocktails and homemade sodas!
Recently I teamed up with my party-loving friend Kate of Hola Jalapeño, to celebrate our friend Aida's recent marriage in Thailand with a deliciously elegant bridal shower. I just couldn't resist volunteering my services to build a champagne bar!
I set up the bar with a trio of delicious fruit syrups, including this apricot orange blossom syrup, fresh pressed citrus juice, and a variety of edible flowers for garnishing our glasses. It was so easy since the syrups could all be made a few days in advance and was a huge hit amongst our guests!
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Vanilla Bean & Plum Syrup
This delicious syrup is perfect for drinks and over ice cream!
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- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: 2-2 ½ CUPS 1x
- 3 ½ cups chopped plums
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean split in half
- Combine the plums, sugar, water, and vanilla bean in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has reduced and the mixture has thickened.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the plum mixture into the strainer. Press on the solids with a spatula to extract all of the syrup then discard the solids. Allow the syrup to cool then store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To make a drink
- If making a soda, fill your glass with ice. Then fill the glass half full with syrup and top with champagne or sparkling water.
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What are the health benefits of plums?
Plums contain a certain antioxidant called polyphenols at around twice the rate of most other fruits. These antioxidants promote bone health and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Plums are also packed with numerous vitamins and minerals, mainly Vitamin K, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium.
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