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Plum and Wine Trifles

 

Plum and Wine Trifles

Prep Time: 15 Mins Cooking Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon 
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice 
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar, divided 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 firm-ripe plums (1 lb. total), sliced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 sugar or shortbread cookies (5 1/2 oz. total) such as Pepperidge Farm, broken in pieces

Directions:

  1. In a 3- to 4-qt. pan over high heat, boil wine, orange juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and the cardamom, stirring often, until reduced to 2/3 cup, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in plums, and let stand 10 minutes, stirring often. Meanwhile, whip cream with the remaining 2 tbsp. sugar until thick.
  2. With a slotted spoon, lift 3 or 4 plum slices to each of 4 small bowls. Top each with 1 broken cookie, then a spoonful of cream. Repeat layers 2 more times. Serve trifles with syrup and any remaining fruit.