Plum Sauce/La Salsa di Prugne

Plums are served both fresh and dried in Italy. Dried plums are often poached in wine. When I want a quick, but fancy dessert, I make this easy sauce and spoon it over lemon sherbet, vanilla ice cream or a plain tea cake. Use red or purple plums or a mix.



  • 2 cups (about 10 plums) peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Juice oflemon
  • Ingredients


  1. Place the plums, sugar, and salt in a one quart sauce pan. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until the mixture thickens into a sauce. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cinnamon and lemon juice.
  3. Serve over vanilla gelato, meringues or as a topping for sweetened ricotta cheese.

This recipe was featured on Season 21 - Episode 2111.

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