Serves a Crowd

Plums in Red Wine with Chocolate

August  1, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

This recipe is for one of the desserts depicted in the film "Chocolat." We have included it in our book (available by the end of this month) "Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels." —Anthony Chiffolo

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cloves, whole
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 whole nutmeg "nut"
  • 12 small red plums, pitted, skins removed
  • dark chocolate for grating
  • fresh cream
  1. Combine all ingredients except the plums, chocolate, and cream, in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat until the sauce begins to thicken; remove the whole spices, add the plums, and simmer until tender.
  2. Grate the chocolate over the plums and serve with fresh cream.
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5 Reviews

themissingingredient August 2, 2010
This sounds delicious! Saved!
adamnsvetcooking August 1, 2010
I never thought that plums and chocolate will pair well. I will have to give this a try!
dymnyno August 1, 2010
What a combination!!! I love red and wine and chocolate. Sounds delicious.
Sagegreen August 1, 2010
Let us know when your book comes out. What a great theme! Do you really have to skin the plums? I do like peeling peaches, but I find plum skins closer to blueberries. Their skins do not trouble me.
Anthony C. November 16, 2010
The book is available via amazon and other online venues.
As for peeling the plums, I guess it's a matter of personal preference.