33 Plum Recipes to Make While the Summer Stone Fruit Is In Season

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. (That is, when you’re not packing them for a day trip to the beach.) From a glistening upside-down cake to a tart, juicy caprese with basil vinaigrette, here are 33 plum recipes to make the most of the season.

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1. 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.

2. Blackberry Plum Upside-down Cake

One of the many perks of upside-down cake is that it practically decorates itself. This one is made with whole wheat flour in the batter, so it kinda tastes like a PB&J.

3. 20-minute Burrata Salad With Stone Fruit And Asparagus

It’s practically no-cook, feeds a crowd and won’t wilt when you set it out in 90-degree weather—what more could you ask for?

4. Tuscan Summer Stone Fruit, Tomato, And Burrata Panzanella Salad

With freshly toasted bread and plenty of creamy cheese, this is basically a charcuterie board masquerading as a salad. No complaints here.

5. Baked Breakfast Quinoa With Plums And Pistachios

We like to get our fruit fix as early in the day as possible.

6. Stone Fruit Tart

Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert, then serve the leftovers with coffee for breakfast.

7. Chocolate Cardamom Doughnuts With A Sweet Plum Glaze

Chocolate and plum is a surprising combination that we happen to adore. The earthiness of the doughnuts paired with a sweet-tart glaze is just *chef’s kiss*

8. Black Plum Tarts With Brown Butter And Sea Salt

They’re only six ingredients, but they look (and taste) so fancy.

9. Grilled Plum Salad With Maple-nut Clusters

Grilled stone fruit and candied nuts? This is our kind of salad.

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10. Plum And Peach Clafoutis

If you’re not familiar with this traditional French dessert (which tastes kind of like a fruit custard), you only need to know two things: It’s both effortless and tasty.

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11. 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.

12. Vegan Spelt Plum Galette

A summer galette is a glorious thing, and this one is even plant-based. We’re not mad about it at all.

13. Crispy Prosciutto, Plum And Burrata Flatbread

Juicy plums, fresh basil, creamy burrata—make it for a dinner party and watch it disappear.

14. Stone Fruit And Burrata Salad

Is this a salad or is this a work of art? (Trick question: It’s both.)

15. 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.

16. Brown-butter Plum Upside-down Yogurt Cake With Pistachios

Glossy doesn’t even begin to describe it. We’ll take two slices, please.

17. Blueberry Plum Cobbler With Corn Flour Biscuits

Corn flour complements the fruit to a tee and makes this dessert totally gluten-free. Win-win.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. Bacon Plum Salad

The combination of sweet and savory is the key to our heart.

21. Black Plum Preserves

Keep a few jars in the pantry and you’ll have summer all year round.

22. Roasted Plum Ice Cream

This is one time it’s worth busting out the ice cream maker.

23. Late Summer Sangria

You bring the fat, juicy plums you scoped out at the farmers market; we’ll bring the rosé.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Plum Ice Cream

The plums are roasted with brown sugar for maximum flavor.

27. Whole Grain Vegan Plum Muffins

We never thought muffins could be wholesome until we met these. They’re studded with juicy plums and a cinnamon streusel, but aren’t too sweet.

28. Easy Plum Cobbler

This one is best served straight from the oven, with a scoop of ice cream on top.

29. Easy Sparkling Sangria

Make a pitcher before heading out to the patio for happy hour.

30. Vegan Blackberry Plum Crisp

Behold, a plant-based dessert that’s ready to eat in an hour. (Don’t worry, non-vegans will love it too.)

31. Plum Crisp With Pistachio, Oat And Almond Meal Topping

It’s gluten-free and tastes equally scrumptious with another nut swapped for the pistachios.

32. Gluten-free Pluot Torte

Psst: Pluots are technically a cross between Japanese plums and apricots, but if you can’t find them at the market, regular plums are just as tasty.

33. Summer Stone Fruit Caprese With Basil Vinaigrette

Cherries, peaches, plums and an irresistible basil dressing—this is summer on a plate.


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...