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23 Plum Recipes Worth Savoring

This deep purple fruit tastes even better when baked into a dessert or turned into jam and slathered on tender, juicy ribs. Here are our favorite ways to use plums.

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Plum Good CrispTaste of Home

Plum Good Crisp

This is a great crisp that goes well with any meal, but you can also serve it as a breakfast treat or snack.When it's warm, it can't be beat! —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

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Plum Upside-Down CakeTaste of Home

Plum Upside-Down Cake

Since my husband liked pineapple upside-down cake, I decided to give this recipe a try one night when we were expecting guests for dinner. Everyone pronounced this cake "Delicious!" and asked for seconds.—Bobbie Talbott, Veneta, Oregon

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Ginger Plum TartTaste of Home

Ginger Plum Tart

Sweet cravings, begone: This free-form plum tart is done in only 35 minutes. Plus, it's extra-awesome when served warm. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Barbecued Beef RibsTaste of Home

Barbecued Beef Ribs

These tender, slow-cooked ribs with a tangy sauce are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics and parties. —Erin Glass, White Hall, Maryland

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Plum Orange JamTaste of Home

Plum Orange Jam

We put our homegrown plums to delicious use in this quick and easy jam. It's my favorite thing to serve with buttermilk biscuits. —Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

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Balsamic-Goat Cheese Grilled PlumsTaste of Home

Balsamic-Goat Cheese Grilled Plums

Make a real statement at your summer dinner party with this simply elegant treat. Ripe plums are grilled and then dressed up with a balsamic reduction and sprinkled with tangy goat cheese. —Ariana Abelow, Holliston, Massachusetts

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Fruit 'n' Cake KabobsTaste of Home

Fruit 'n' Cake Kabobs

A neighbor served these kabobs at a family picnic and brought some over for us to sample. I was pleasantly surprised at the tasty toasted cake and juicy grilled fruit. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Fresh Plum Crumb DessertTaste of Home

Fresh Plum Crumb Dessert

My old-fashioned dessert has the perfect sweet-tart balance with its fresh-plum tang and sweet, crispy topping. Imagine it warm from the oven, served with a scoop of ice cream…yum! —Janet Fahrenbruck-Lynch, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Brie Appetizers with Bacon-Plum JamTaste of Home

Brie Appetizers with Bacon-Plum Jam

Among my friends, I'm known as the Pork Master because I love to cook just about every cut there is. These appetizers combine soft, mild Brie cheese with a sweet-sour bacon jam that has a touch of Sriracha sauce. —Rick Pascocello, New York, New York

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Plum Anise JamTaste of Home

Plum Anise Jam

Growing up, my father loved black licorice and all my siblings and I loved it as well. I still love the flavor of black licorice but can't eat the candy anymore for health reasons. This recipe reminds me of the flavor I loved as a child. The delicious jam tastes great with Brie or goat cheese and crackers. —Jill Grueninger, Mequon, Wisconsin

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Plum-Glazed Cornish HensTaste of Home

Plum-Glazed Cornish Hens

Save this recipe for your best company. I often sprinkle the hens with toasted coconut for extra flavor. —Annie Tompkins, Deltona, Florida

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Fruity Chocolate Tortilla CupsTaste of Home

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

My south-of-the-border treats are meal-ending favorites. You'll love the presentation of strawberries, apricots, peaches and plums in chocolate-drizzled tortilla cups. —Marion Karlin, Waterloo, Iowa

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Lemon Plum SorbetTaste of Home

Lemon Plum Sorbet

This brightly flavored fruit sorbet will surely refresh. Enjoy it plain or add to a slice of angel food cake for a special treat. —Eirianedd Simpson, Pahrump, Nevada

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Spiced Plum PieTaste of Home

Spiced Plum Pie

The subtle tastes of orange and nutmeg bring out the fresh flavor of plums in this comforting pie. Be sure to have a slice while it's still warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Lucille Mead, Ilion, New York

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German Plum TartTaste of Home

German Plum Tart

The buttery crust of this fruit-filled treat melts in your mouth. You can substitute sliced apples or peaches for the plums with great results. I've used this crust with blueberries, too. —Helga Schlape, Florham Park, New Jersey

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Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic SyrupTaste of Home

Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Syrup

Get ready to experience another side of stone fruits. Hot off the rack, these grilled nectarines practically melt in your mouth. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Plum-Topped Chocolate KuchenTaste of Home

Plum-Topped Chocolate Kuchen

Plums star in this rich cake. Four to five medium plums will yield 2 cups sliced. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

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Jam BiscuitsTaste of Home

Jam Biscuits

My teenage granddaughter, Holly, and I have enjoyed cooking together since she was 4 years old. We like to make these golden biscuits for holiday gatherings. Fill the centers with homemade jam, orange marmalade or cheese. —Mary Lindsay, Dunrango, Colorado

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Meatballs in Plum SauceTaste of Home

Meatballs in Plum Sauce

A tasty sauce made of plum jam and chili sauce coats these moist meatballs beautifully. Make sure these delightful appetizers are on your holiday menus. —Mary Poninski, Whittington, Illinois

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Pretzel Fruit PizzaTaste of Home

Pretzel Fruit Pizza

I created this recipe while working as an independent kitchen consultant for a national company. It's wonderful! —Bethany Perry, Beverly, Massachusetts

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Wild Plum JellyTaste of Home

Wild Plum Jelly

I've had this recipe for ages. Each year when the wild plums are ripe, I'll fill my pail and make this jelly. It's so good served with toast, pancakes or waffles! —Ludell Heuser, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

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Plum Chicken WrapsTaste of Home

Plum Chicken Wraps

Dinner’s a wrap with this easy, nutritious recipe loaded with the fruity flavors of pineapple and plum. It makes a sweet-and-sour chicken handheld that’s hard to beat. —Jennifer Michalicek, Phoenix, Arizona

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Fresh Plum KuchenTaste of Home

Fresh Plum Kuchen

In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing arranged in circles on top. For variety, I sometimes substitute fresh pear or apple slices instead. —Anna Daley, Montague, Prince Edward Island

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