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

Rating: 4.31 stars
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.

Zwetschgendatschi (German Plum Sheet Cake)

Rating: 4.83 stars
Zwetschgendatschi is a classic German plum sheet cake from Bavaria - a short crust pastry, topped with Italian plums. It is traditionally served with vanilla sugar-sweetened whipped cream.

Plum Jam

Rating: 4.35 stars
Traditional and delicious homemade jam.

My Mother-in-Law's Plum Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
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

Rating: 4.33 stars
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.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

Rating: 4.61 stars
When shopping for this recipe be sure to choose plums (or any other stone fruit) that are fairly firm so they keep their shape after roasting. You know that selfish jerk that has to feel-up every piece of fruit before deciding on one? This time, be that jerk.

Drozdzowka (Polish Yeast Plum Cake)

Rating: 4.13 stars
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).

Fresh Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.43 stars
One day I decided to stir some rhubarb sauce into my fruit salad - and LOVED the result. The rhubarb sauce keeps fruits from turning brown too.

Spicy Oven-Roasted Plums

Rating: 4.42 stars
Several years ago I was looking for a recipe to take advantage of our bumper crop of plums, and came across a recipe similar to this. After tweaking a bit, I have come up with 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!

Plum Dumplings

Rating: 4.41 stars
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 Kuchen

Rating: 4.58 stars
Moist plum coffee cake with sugar and cinnamon crumble topping.

Banana Plum Bread

Rating: 4.11 stars
Plums add just the right sweetener to a classic banana bread.

Inspiration and Ideas

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake
Rating: Unrated
"This is a very pretty cake. Black plums turn pink when they bake and look beautiful!" – BLONDINI2
Damson Plum Cardamom Jam
Rating: Unrated
"We devoured this jam! We enjoyed it most with queso fresco cheese on toast." – UMMADAM

Plum Sauce

Rating: 4.69 stars

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.