Print Recipe

Roasted Plums with Brown Sugar and Crème Fraîche

These roasted plums with brown sugar and creme fraiche are a simple, elegant dessert! Brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Plums
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 6 ripe but firm plums, halved and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • crème fraîche to taste
  • optional: fresh ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the plums cut side up on the baking sheet. Spread a thin layer of butter on top of each plum half and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the plums for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow the plums to cool briefly. Use a spatula to carefully move the plums onto serving plates without disturbing the gooey brown sugar tops.
  • Use a spoon to drizzle a small amount of crème fraîche over each plum. If using, top with a small amount of fresh ground black pepper. Serve immediately.


Whipped cream, sour cream or mascarpone can be used in place of crème fraîche.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg