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: 4.3 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.

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 Jam

Rating: 4.33 stars
Traditional and delicious homemade jam.

My Mother-in-Law's Plum Bread

Rating: 4.75 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: 4.36 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.

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Plum Reduction

Rating: 4.65 stars
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)

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).

Plum Custard Kuchen

Rating: 4.24 stars
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

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.

Plum Crisp

Rating: 4.57 stars
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!

Potato Plum Dumplings

Rating: 4.53 stars
Sweet dark plums are wrapped in a potato dough, and boiled before rolling in sweetened toasted bread crumbs. My Austrian grandmother made these delicious dessert dumplings for us every fall. These take some time to make, but to me, they're well worth the effort.

Baby Food: Plum

Rating: 5 stars
Plums are a perfect staple ingredient to baby's diet, as well as great for mixing with several different foods. Plums are good refrigerated for 2 to 3 days or frozen for 3 months.

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

Prune Whip

Rating: 3.75 stars

An old-fashioned classic, this one sure brings back the memories.