Plums – Quick and Easy

One of the items we get a lot of during the summer is plums. I personally love plums, but sometimes it seems like we get an overload of them. What’s a person to do? I asked a bunch of friends for ideas and this is what we came up with:

  • Cut up and top your morning oatmeal.
  • Make a plum sauce! (here’s a recipe!)
  • Throw in a smoothie.
  • Infuse into vodka for a plum extract or tasty alcoholic beverage
  • Make baby food!
  • Puree and use to replace up to half of oil in recipes.
  • Chop up and toss into muffins.
  •  So I trimmed and quartered the whole lot. The whole family have been loving them as a quick go to snack and they have stayed fresh for almost a week now!
  • Dehydrate.
  • Toss into a salad (this is one of my favorite ways to use up fruit).
  • Chop up and mix into yogurt.
  • Grilled plums.
  • Toss into a fruit salad.
  • Make a salad dressing.
  • Make a plum salsa (use any peach salsa recipe and sub plums for peaches)
There you have it! Sometimes we all need a little push to think outside the box. Thanks to Karmen, Lindsay, Amaree, Janie, Jennifer, and Melanie for their ideas!


  1. I also made a plum jam with my plums a few weeks ago. Then we ended up using the jam to top french toast and later as part of a BBQ sauce. YUM!

  2. My families favorite way to eat plums is frozen. Halve them and remove the pit then freeze. They make a fabulous summertime treat and are much healthier than popsicles or other frozen treats.

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