Prugne al Vino {Plums Poached in Wine}

Simple is almost always better. At least I think so. Simple suppers, simple desserts, simple pleasures. Today we have a simple dessert that is certain to please. We’re poaching beautiful seasonal plums in wine with spices. It’s easy peasy and you can make this in less than 15 minutes. So there are really no excuses NOT to enjoy dessert ; )

Speaking of dessert…we had such a great time hosting our Virtual Dinner & Dessert Party that we’re throwing another one! Today I’m pleased as punch to be hosting ROUND 2 of our Virtual Dinner & Dessert Party with a few more of my very talented friends: ANGIE, DARA & RACHAEL !  We’re keeping things stress-free by pairing simple and seasonal desserts with BERTOLLI MEAL SOUPS. If you haven’t already heard the NEWS Bertolli now has delicious  MEAL SOUPS for TWO. They can all be found in the freezer section of your grocers and take JUST 10 minutes to prepare!  That’s right, I said 10 MINUTES! How do they taste? Just like homemade,if you had the time to make them  yourself!

For my soup I chose the  TUSCAN STYLE BEEF & VEGETABLES BERTOLLI SOUP MEAL, it’s full of hearty vegetables like zucchini, squash, celery and carrots and if that wasn’t heart enough it also has farfalle pasta. The broth is rich, savory and complex just like YOU would have made it had you had all day to do so ; ) Now that you’ve seen my dinner and dessert pop on over and check out the delicious dessert ideas that the girls have paired with their SOUPS!





Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BERTOLLI . All opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Prugne al Vino {Plums Poached in Wine}
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups white wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
rind of 1 lemon – thinly sliced
8 plums – pitted and halved
vanilla gelato/ice cream
fresh mint – to garnish {optional}

What to do:
1. Into a large sauce pan add: wine and sugar. Cook over medium – high heat. Using a wooden spoon, stir until sugar and wine have combined. Once combined, add cinnamon stick and lemon strips.

2. Add plums. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove plums with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Continue cooking syrup until it is thick enough to coats the back of wooden spoon.

3. To plate: add 1-2 scoops of vanilla gelato to serving bowl. Add a few plums and drizzle syrup on top. Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    I love your photos! I’d love to feature them on my site. Please see the Food Art section and the photo slider at the top of the home page. Be well.

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    Natasha R. /

    These look easy enough that even I can make them!

  3. 3

    This is such a gorgeous dessert, Paula. Simple and perfect for the season. Thanks for including me in the virtual dinner/dessert party!

    • 3.1

      Thanks Dara! We really loved them with the soup! Thank YOU for joining in our virtual party! Your Sundaes are simply beauty-full!

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    Christy B. /

    I’ve tried the Bertolli soups and they’re delicious. I love simple and will have to give this dessert a try! Love anything with gelato.

  5. 5

    Wow! Paula this sounds absolutely amazing!

  6. 6

    So gorgeous!!! I love this time of year!

    • 6.1

      Thank you Rach! They disappeared quickly. As I’m sure your tasty tart apple yogurt pudding did! Thanks SO much for being a part of our dinner/dessert party! Mwah!

  7. 7

    This looks so delicious, and it is gorgeous!

  8. 8

    Completely beautiful 🙂 you always make the best food Paula!

    • 8.1

      Heather you’re the sweetest! Thank you.{PS I think you’re going to be a great Mom ; ) }

  9. 9

    Those plums sound wonderful!

  10. 10

    I. am. in. love.

  11. 11

    Paula, it’s a treat to see your presentations — lovely, and very yummy-looking!

  12. 12

    I agree Paula and this looks lovely. During the summer, I like peaches from the grill over ice cream and this would be a great winter version of that seasonal dessert. I’m going to say it…YUM!

  13. 13

    Looking scrumptious as usual. Your photos are always so incredible! Smoochies!

  14. 14

    Stunning & Gorgeous!

  15. 15

    Your photos are getting better and better! Love it!

  16. 16

    What a fun Bertoli Virtual Dinner and Dessert Party:)Your Prugne al Vino are perfect for cooler days. Delizioso:)

  17. 17

    Girl! These are simply rockin’! How did I miss these?

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