You planted a few plum trees, your harvest has come in, but what are you going to do with all those succulent plums? bumper harvest
Fortunately, we’re in the age of the internet. Cooks from all over the world have shared some of their favorite ways to utilize an abundant plum harvest.
I’m going to round up all the plum recipes and share them with you right here, in one convenient location. Don’t feel stumped by plums!
Instead, read on, and learn how you should be using your plums in a variety of delicious and imaginative ways:
1. Spiced Plum Custard Cake
Do you want a cake with a little bit of spice, a little bit of sweetness, and a creamy custard texture? You’ve come to the right place.
This cake would be a delicious way to end a day. Yet, it’s also gorgeous enough it could be used for special occasions.
2. Brown Sugar Plum Clafoutis
Don’t let the name of this dessert scare you away. It’s a traditional dessert from France, but it’s said to be easy to make.
If you have brown sugar, fresh fruit, plenty of eggs, and a few other basic baking ingredients, you have a delicious dessert gorgeous enough to be used any time.
3. Upside Down Plum Cake
One of my favorite cakes as a kid was an upside-down pineapple cake. My mom made them regularly, and they were delicious.
This recipe is a take on the traditional pineapple upside-down cake. In the place of pineapples, plums are used. They also have a few other ingredient changes to make this a more elegant cake.
4. Plum Cobbler
Who doesn’t love a warm cobbler fresh out of the oven? You can throw it together quickly, and it doesn’t require fancy ingredients to make it happen.
Use any type of fruit you desire in a cobbler, including plums. Put your plum harvest to work with this simple and delicious recipe.
5. Asian Plum Sauce
Let’s take a break from desserts for a minute and switch gears to a different meal of the day: dinner. If you enjoy Asian inspired food, you’re probably familiar with plum sauce.
Homemade plum sauce is made from plums, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and apple cider vinegar. What a delicious way to enjoy both the sweet and sour side of life.
6. Plum Jam Recipe
Nothing is better than sweet homemade jam. It goes deliciously on toast for breakfast, or it can be used in thumbprint cookies for dessert.
However you choose to use it, you should have a good recipe to make it. Use this recipe and your plums to make jam. This will allow you to enjoy your harvest throughout the year.
7. Easy Plum Chutney
I’m a huge fan of chutney, but I must admit, up until a couple of years ago I hadn’t indulged in it. Once I took the plunge, there was no turning back.
If you get tired of serving your meat in the same way repeatedly, a chutney can help mix things up a bit. Plums come in handy because they make a delicious homemade chutney which pairs well with pork, chicken, or beef.
8. Fresh Plum and Oat Muffins
Muffins are an easy breakfast idea. They’re great for little hands who like to munch on breakfast while they’re toddling around the house.
They’re also perfect for the busy person who rushes out the door most days. Either way, if you have oats and plums, you now have a tasty way to start your day.
9. Late Summer Plum Cake
As summer fades away, would you enjoy a tasty cake to help soothe those blues? If you said yes, this recipe could be exactly what you need.
It’s a basic cake recipe with cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, eggs, and butter. The cake is topped off with plums and powdered sugar. How easy and delicious can one cake be?
10. Plum Fruit Leather
Fruit leathers are an enjoyable way to eat healthy on the run. They won’t satisfy as a meal, but they do make an easy snack to curb your hunger.
If you’re looking for healthy homemade fruit leathers, consider giving these plum fruit leathers a chance. They’re loaded with flavor but without any refined sugars.
11. Plum Turnovers
I love turnovers. They’re delicious, handheld desserts which pack the flavor without all the guilt many desserts can bring.
Because of their handheld portions, you won’t worry about overeating. Plus, these turnovers are filled with fresh plums. You can feel good about eating a dessert which is fruit based. Nutrients count no matter how they come to you, right?
12. Breakfast Bars with Plum Filling
Are you looking for a tasty way to start your day? Breakfast bars are a wonderful solution. They’re easy to make ahead of time.
Plus, you can grab them on your way out the door. Utilize your plum harvest with these breakfast bars by making a plum based filling. It’ll wake up your taste buds!
13. Plum Wine
You can make wine from any fruit, but you may not have considered making wine from plums.
This tutorial shows you an easy method to convert the plums you grow into your new favorite beverage.
14. Plum Barbecue Sauce
I love to experiment with making different homemade barbecue sauces. It gives your food a different flavor and guests seem to love it when they get something different and unexpected.
If you’d like to make homemade barbecue sauce and surprise your dinner guest, consider this recipe for plum barbecue sauce. It’s a winner!
15. Honey Roasted Plums with Thyme and Olive Oil
I bet you haven’t considered making plums into a side dish. Once you try this recipe, you probably won’t forget them again.
The idea is to place plums in an oven with a honey glaze, thyme, and olive oil. The heat brings out the natural juices of the plums and makes for a tasty side.
16. Ricotta Cheesecake with Plums
I love cheesecake! It’s the most fantastic dessert anyone every created, in my humble opinion, which is why I had to share this delicious recipe.
The cheesecake is ricotta cheese based. This should let you know how much of a winner this dessert is, but they don’t stop there. The sweetness of the plums is added in and all baked together. You must give it a try!
17. Easy Overnight Crock Pot Plum Butter
You’ve probably tried apple butter at some point in your life, but you may haven’t considered how you can make other varieties of fruit butter.
This plum butter is easy to make. You place the ingredients in a crockpot overnight and allow them to boil, pop, and ultimately thicken. It’ll be great on a biscuit the next morning.
18. Plum Sorbet
Plums have a unique flavor to them. They’re partially sweet and somewhat tart. Some people enjoy this flavor palate for their plum recipes.
If you’re one of them, you must try making this easy sorbet. It requires only a few ingredients, and you could have a new favorite frozen treat.
19. 20 Minute Crispy Plum Chicken
Are you looking for a tasty meal you can throw together quickly on a weeknight? These plum recipes could be what you’ve been searching for.
It contains chicken, spices, plums, and peppers. Plus, you can add a homemade sticky sauce. Serve it over rice, and you have one amazing dish.
20. Christmas Plum Pudding
It’s a tradition in some areas of the world to indulge in plum pudding around Christmas time. It’s a rich pudding, but it’s one people have loved for generations.
This upcoming Christmas why not include it in your traditions? It’s a bread pudding with a brandy sauce. It’ll get you in the holiday spirit in no time.
21. Fermented Plum Brandy
If you’re into trying homemade alcoholic concoctions, this is right up your alley. They take a few pounds of plums, place them in a jar with sugar, and add the same amount of brandy as they did plums.
Over time, the plums and brandy will ferment together. When the fermentation process has ended, you’ll have a delicious drink waiting on you.
22. Polish Potato Plum Dumplings
This is a versatile plum recipes dish you may enjoy at different times of the day. These dumplings are potato based and filled with a plum.
Once boiled, you can sprinkle with sugar for a dessert, use them as a side dish, or even enjoy them for breakfast. Either way, if you like the sweet and salty combo, you’ll love these dumplings.
23. Honey Goat Cheese and Roasted Plum Toast
Are you looking for a way to enjoy your plum harvest for breakfast? Why not throw your plums on a piece of toast?
Don’t put them on toast alone. Add a little honey and some tangy goat cheese. You’ll have some sweet, salty, and a little tartness in each bite.
24. Plum and Apple Jam
It’s common to see plums and apples paired together in recipes because they complement each other well.
Why not use this plum recipes combo to make a delicious jam? It can be preserved and enjoyed throughout the year.
25. Sparkly Sugar Plums
“While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads...” We’ve all heard this Christmas poem, but we may not have been aware of what sugar plums were.
You no longer need to wonder. Now sugar plums can be included as part of your Christmas thanks to this interesting recipe.
26. Pickled Plums
Do you enjoy pickled fruits and vegetables? They make great additions to any meal or could serve as the perfect snack.
If you’d like a pickled treat, consider pickling your plums. The mixture of red onions, wine vinegar, and spices are sure to make your mouth water with anticipation.
27. Sugar Plum Fruitcake
If you’re someone who turns their nose up at fruitcake, you must give this recipe a glance. It isn’t your average fruitcake.
Instead, it contains yellow cake mix, dried figs, dates, bourbon, almonds, and is topped off with delicious cream cheese icing.
28. Plum Quinoa Smoothie
Are you a smoothie person? Do you enjoy them as a quick breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up? You’ll be happy to know plums can be incorporated into your smoothies.
This plum recipe shows you how to mingle plums, quinoa, bananas, and spices together to make one healthy beverage.
29. Plum Applesauce
We haven’t covered a recipe yet which has made me as excited as this one. I love homemade applesauce.
The idea of adding plums into the mix makes it even more exciting for me. If you enjoy this sweet snack and would like to add a little extra flavor to it, make plum applesauce and indulge as long as it lasts.
If you were feeling uncertain of how you were ever going to use up all your plum harvest, hopefully these plum recipes will put your mind at ease.
You now have 29 different plum recipes to choose from, and surely one (and hopefully more) will strike your fancy.
Plums have a unique flavor which can add much-needed variety when you cook from scratch and utilize what you grow.