Sauteed Plums in Maple Syrup

Bartlett or Anjou pears can be substituted for the plums here.
Whole Living, October 2012
  • Yield Makes about 2 cups
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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or scraped vanilla bean
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 pound plums, pitted and sliced into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch fine-grain sea salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, warm butter over medium-high heat until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cardamom, then remove from heat and stir. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Add sliced plums, maple syrup, and salt, and cook over medium heat until juicy, about 3 minutes.

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