Spicy Oven-Roasted Plums


Several years ago, I was looking for a recipe to take advantage of our bumper crop of plums and came across a recipe for roasted plums. After tweaking it a bit, I have developed a very versatile version that my family and friends love. Season with ground white pepper and use it as a side dish for pork or chicken. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and spoon it over vanilla bean ice cream, angel food, or pound cake for dessert! Play around with the spice combination by adding cloves, allspice, or cayenne. Be adventurous!

close up view of Spicy Oven-Roasted Plums garnished with nuts in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 plums, halved and pitted

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon cumin

  • teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a shallow baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place plums, cut-side up, in a single layer in the prepared baking dish.

  3. Whisk together orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, and cardamom in a bowl; drizzle over plums.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until plums are hot and sauce is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Top with toasted almonds.

Cook's Note:

When I serve this as a dessert, I add toasted slivered almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 221mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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