Plums take well to poaching and make a marvelous fat-free breakfast dish, or try them as a simple dessert by themselves or over fat-free frozen yogurt. Make 4 Servings.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, Port, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, ginger, and water.
Bring to a boil, stir, and reduce to a simmer. Prick the plums a few times with the sharp tip of a paring knife.
Add to the saucepan and cook gently about 10 minutes or until plums are very tender but not falling apart.
Remove plums to a shallow bowl. Return saucepan to stove and reduce cooking liquid by half over medium-high heat, about 10 minutes.
Pour strained liquid over plums and cool at room temperature. Buon Appetito!