Plum recipes really signal the start of autumn, so wave goodbye to summer and embrace the change of season with plum chutney, jam, cake, crumble and plenty more great plum recipes.
If you’ve got a glut of plums this year and want to make the most of them, or if you quite simply love them and want to discover new ways with this wonderful fruit, we’ve got plenty of recipes for you to try. Plums are incredibly versatile and feature quite heavily not only in dessert recipes, but also in many savoury dishes.
Plums are often used in a lot of Asian dishes where they are made into a dipping sauce, but plums can also be used to accompany meat like in our roast chicken with sticky plums. They also go great with pork like in the case of our slow roast pork belly with plum and port chutney. The sweetness of the plums goes great with the tender meat and can also accompany cold cuts of meat in a sandwich, for example.
In the way of plum desserts, sometimes keeping things simple is the best so why not bake them with rose and honey for a hint of Middle Eastern flavour, or serve them with some cream for a simple but delicious dessert you can easily serve to friends.
Plums are great in a crumble for a more classic pud, or you can bake them and serve with homemade cinnamon meringue for another quick, easy dessert option. For a lovely afternoon tea snack, try our plum and marzipan cake – it’s perfectly moist and if you serve it warm then it goes great with ice cream.
There’s so much you can do with plums, why not get experimenting and try some of our lovely plum recipes – they’re so quick and easy that you can even enjoy them as a midweek dessert.
Delicious Plum recipes
Baked plums with a crunchy crumble topping is a delicious blend of sweet and savoury, with a wonderful honey syrup
Plum Eton Mess puts a twist on a classic Eton mess and it has a secret ingredient - pomegranate molasses! Perfect for a dinner party
Slow cooked pork shoulder is a match made in heaven with this homemade plum sauce, which we're thrilled with. This melt-in-the-mouth pork is the perfect weekend roast
This fruity cake is so simple, made with yogurt and ground almonds and topped almond flakes and a jammy glaze. Perfect with a cup of tea.
James Martin's roasted plum tart with crème pâtissière makes use of delicious seasonal plums and is perfectly light and delicate
Spice up a gammon steak with this delicious grilled gammon and red onion salsa recipe and whip up your salsa in the time it takes to grill the gammon
No need for an ice-cream machine – give this fab vanilla ice cream with roasted plums recipe a go!
Keep it simple with these delicious baked plums with amaretti, they're oozing with flavour
A moist cake that has cubes of marzipan running through the mixture. Use firm plums for the best results