1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Arrange plums cut side down
in an ovenproof dish that
holds them in 1 layer.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine honey, syrup, cinnamon,
star anise, vinegar and
1 1/2 cups water. Place on medium-high heat. As soon as mixture begins to boil, pour
evenly over plums. Cover dish tightly with foil.
3. Bake plums until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove
foil, and let cool slightly.
To serve, place 4 portions of plums in 4 shallow bowls, and top with syrup. Plums may
be refrigerated and served cool or reheated. Yield: 4 servings, with leftovers.