The combination of plums and rosemary is a long-time favourite. The herb merges beautifully with the tart and sweet notes of plum, bringing an earthy element to the table.
Roasted Plum and Rosemary Popsicles
(makes about 10 pops)
1 1/2 lb ripe yellow plums – cut in halves
1 cup purified water, plus some for soaking the popsicle sticks in
1/3 cup honey or agave
4-6 rosemary sprigs, depending on how much you like the flavour of rosemary
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350F.
Place 10 wooden popsicle sticks into a bowl, cover with water and leave to soak.
Combine 1 cup of water with honey/agave and rosemary sprigs in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let infuse while roasting your plums.
Place plum halves into a baking dish, cut side down. Roast for about 20 minutes or until soft. Let cool, remove pits. Strain the sweet rosemary water, discarding the sprigs. Place in a blender or food processor together with the roasted plums and lemon juice. Blend until smooth or leave small chunks if you wish.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, cover, and insert the soaked wooden sticks. Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight. When removing the popsicles, run the molds and lid under hot water, remove carefully and enjoy.
You can certainly leave your plums raw, adjusting the amount of sweetener to your liking.