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Tea and orange-glazed plums with watercress

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Place the teabags into a cup, pour over the boiling water and leave to infuse for three minutes.

  2. Remove the teabags and pour the tea-infused water into a small saucepan. Add the orange juice and brown sugar and place over a high heat. Simmer for six minutes, or until reduced by half.

  3. Add the plums to the syrup and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

  4. To serve, pile the watercress onto a serving plate and pour over the plums.


  • 2 lapsang souchong teabags
  • 200ml/7fl oz boiling water
  • 1 orange, juice only
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 plums, stones removed, chopped
  • small handful watercress, to serve

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