Plums Baked in Wine
1/2 kilo plums (slightly under-ripe plums work best)
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp each port wine and water
Wipe fruit with a soft cloth and make a slit in each plum following the natural seam in the fruit. Mound plums in a deep ovenproof china bowl.
Add wine and water, sprinkle with sugar, then bake near the top of a slow oven (gas 2, 210C). Depending on the variety and ripeness of the fruit, bake for 30 to 40 minutes. The plums should be soft but retain their shape.