Plums Are Officially in Season (and Here’s What to Make with Them)
Every year, we wait patiently for the day that plums make their glorious debut at the farmers market. A warm-weather treat, they’re sweet, tart, juicy, mouth-puckering and just begging to be made into sweet and savory dishes alike. Friend, you’re in luck: Here are 18 plum recipes to celebrate the occasion.
Puff-Pastry Plum and Thyme Galette
Galettes are already like lazy pie—add puff pastry and it’s even easier. This one takes under an hour to make, start to finish.
Grilled Plum Salad with Maple-Nut Clusters
Grilled stone fruit and candied nuts? This is our kind of salad. (Thanks, Liz Harris.)
Plum and Peach Clafoutis
Not familiar with clafoutis? The traditional French dessert (which tastes kind of like a fruit custard) is two things: effortless and tasty.
Mascarpone Vanilla Parfait with Plum Compote and Pistachio
Is it acceptable to eat this for breakfast? You don’t need permission. Just go ahead and do it.
Brown-Butter Plum Upside-Down Yogurt Cake with Pistachios
Glossy doesn’t even begin to describe it. We’ll take two slices, please.
Blueberry Plum Cobbler with Corn Flour Biscuits
Corn flour complements the fruit to a tee and makes this dessert totally gluten-free. Win-win.
Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad
Is this a salad or is this a work of art? (Trick question: It’s both.)
Vanilla Plum Shrub
A shrub is kind of like a cocktail, but instead of booze, it has vinegar. If it sounds crazy, we promise it’s actually just crazy delicious.
Black Plum Preserves
Keep a few jars in the pantry and you’ll have summer all year round.
Pear and Plum Puff Pastry Tart with Blue Cheese
We’re suckers for a savory pie—this is no exception. Think of it as a charcuterie plate in tart form.
Gorgonzola Grilled Plums with Maple Syrup and Chilis
If you want to get fancy without putting in too much effort, grill your fruit. It never fails to incite oohs and ahhs
Plum Rosewater Crumble
Plums and streusel topping are a match made in heaven. The only thing this needs now is a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Purple Plum Torte
Even if your plums are on the tart, not-quite-ripe side, you won’t remember once they come out of the oven tucked into this cake.
Roasted Plum Ice Cream
This is one time it’s worth busting out the ice cream maker.
Late Summer Sangria
You bring the fat, juicy plums you scoped out at the farmers market; we’ll bring the rosé.