Plum Recipes

Sweet, juicy plums star in top-rated recipes for plum breads, puddings, sweet or savory sauces, jams, pies, and more.

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Plum Pie

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This pie has a decorative and tasty streusel topping on it. If using apples in this pie be sure to add 1/4 teaspoon of ground mace in streusel topping. Substitutions: walnuts may be used instead of hazelnuts; few drops of lemon oil may be used instead of lemon zest; also apple or cherries can be used in place of plums.

Plum Dumplings

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This recipe came from Istria in the former Yugoslavia. It can be an entree (our favorite) or side dish. I have fond memories of helping my mother make large batches of these and freezing them for the winter. They are still one of my favorite meals and my children (now grown up) still look forward to these any time I make them.

Plum Jam

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Traditional and delicious homemade jam.

My Mother-in-Law's Plum Bread

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A cross between a cake and a loaf bread, with sweet-tart plums and a brown sugar topping. Just like my mother-in-law used to make. Use plain, lemon, or orange yogurt.

Plum Flummery

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This is a delicious fruity mousse with a great plum tang, making good use of pre-stewed plums, especially handy at that time of year when you have too many plums and quite enough jam, thank you very much! The preparation time is mostly waiting time for the mixture to chill sufficiently.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Plum Reduction

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A nice cozy meal for when the nights get colder. It is great with orzo and walnut pilaf! I just happened to have spare blueberry juice, but any juice would work.
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Drozdzowka (Polish Yeast Plum Cake)

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Pronounced dhroz-djoo-vka, is a typical Polish yeast cake, usually enjoyed on Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea or coffee. Different variations of it are also being eaten during Christmas and Easter. This is the first ever cake I managed to successfully bake (at the age of 13) and since then I have been baking it for my friends in various spots around the world, including Negev Desert in Israel where I used solar oven (6 hours baking time).

Plum Custard Kuchen

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This is a recipe I've had for years. It's great served warm, but cooled to room temperature is good, too. Keep leftovers in the fridge, if you have any.

Plum Sauce

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This is an easy version of plum sauce that is very tasty and keeps well in the fridge. Serve hot or chilled, with egg rolls, pork or chicken.

Plum Crisp

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A tangy plum dessert I've made for years to make use of all that midsummer fruit from my tree. Try it with vanilla ice cream. It's a favorite with or without!

Duck Sauce

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After trying a few recipes I developed my own version. I think it's the best!

Plum Pudding

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An old fashioned plum pudding that was passed down to me from my grandmother, with a modification of using baking mix instead of making the top from scratch. I serve it with ice cream or what I call a Dip made from milk and flavored to taste with cinnamon and vanilla. I let each individual pour on the amount of dip they would like from a small pitcher.

Inspiration and Ideas

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

"This is a very pretty cake. Black plums turn pink when they bake and look beautiful!" – BLONDINI2

Damson Plum Cardamom Jam

"We devoured this jam! We enjoyed it most with queso fresco cheese on toast." – UMMADAM

Grandma Skeet's Prune Kolaches

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This is a Czech Pastry my Grandma use to make with a homemade prune filling and streusel topping. I changed it a little so I could use the bread machine. They are worth the hard work!