The plum season is coming to a close and we want to make sure you have the best recipes for your overripe plums before they go bad!
Here are 28 easy and delicious dishes that will use up those last few pounds of plums.
Plum Syrup, Plum Cake, Plum Ice Cream, and more!
28 Easy & Delicious Overripe Plum Recipes
1. Italian Plum Crumble
When you’re looking for something sweet to make for dessert, look no further than this crumble. It is a classic dessert that tastes just like the fruit-filled pies you find on your grandma’s table.
This one is even better since it has more than one type of fruit, as well as a layer of soft-sweet walnuts.
It also has two different types of pie crust; the first is flaky and delicious, while the second is buttery and yummy.
All you have to do is mix up all the ingredients and put them in a baking dish. It’s easy to do, and you can use any type of plum that you have on hand.
2. Easy Plum Cobbler
Who doesn’t love a delicious dessert that’s easy to make?
This is another easy, delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipe for making a delicious cobbler using overripe plums that you can serve warm or cold. This makes for a great dessert or snack any time of year (or just because you like fruit)! We recommend using plums when they are at their most juicy and ripe, which we think happens around mid-August. Make sure to keep an eye out for any signs of bruising, because the fruit will turn brown after it’s cooked.
You can even add chocolate chips for extra flavor.
3. Blue Italian Prune Plum Squares
The flavor of these plum squares is amazing. They are so simple to make and the plums are so sweet that they can be eaten alone or with some whipped cream.
This is a great recipe if you are short on time, and you can make them ahead of time.
If you don’t feel like making the dough from scratch, you can use your favorite store-bought pie crust recipe and use it to make the crust.
We think that these plums go well with vanilla bean ice cream.
4. Plum Jam
If you’ve ever tried making jam, you know how hard it can be. This recipe is extremely simple to make, and the results are always delicious!
There are two ways you can do this. You can simmer the fruit in a pot until it’s cooked through, or you can place the fruits into sterilized jars and cook them with sugar.
Either way, the result will be a jam that’s thick and sweet, but you can add other spices to the mixture if you’d like.
You can make this in a pot on the stove or in the microwave. Either way, you’ll end up with an amazing dessert or snack that’s sure to please.
5. One Bowl Yoghurt & Plum Muffins
If you want to add protein to your breakfast, look no further than this yogurt and plum muffin recipe.
It is full of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants, making it a perfect breakfast or snack for your next meal.
This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and it’s very easy to add any fruit that you have on hand. If you don’t have plums, just use other types of berries or a combination of fruit. The possibilities are endless.
6. Homemade Plum Syrup
This is another easy recipe that makes a delicious and delicious topping for ice cream or a snack, or it can be used to cook with.
You can add cinnamon, nutmeg, or other spices to this syrup to spice things up.
You’ll want to make sure that the plums are ripe so that you can get the best flavor out of this syrup.
This syrup will keep in the fridge for a few days, and it freezes well for longer storage.
7. Plum Streusel Muffins
This streusel muffin recipe is not only quick and easy to make, but it’s also delicious. The topping is made with all-purpose flour, and it’s flavored with brown sugar and pecans. It’s amazing how something so simple can taste so good!
The plums are added right into the muffin cups, which makes for easy cleanup. They cook until they’re soft and then are filled with a delicious streusel topping.
You can use any type of plum you like, as long as it’s overripe. Make sure to choose a variety of plums that are at different stages of ripeness, as this will result in a great variety of flavors.
8. Traditional German Plum Crumble Cake without Yeast
If you’ve had German plum cake before, then you already know what a treat it is. This recipe uses the same crust but substitutes the eggs for sour cream and preserves instead of the usual flour.
It makes a great dessert or snack, and it’s easy to make and serve. This version of the dessert can be found in traditional German bakeries and grocery stores.
9. Asian Plum Sauce
You can make this plum sauce to serve with anything, but we suggest making it for your next barbecue or potluck.
It’s so easy to make, and it’s great to have on hand to make any grilled chicken or vegetables taste even better.
You will need one pound of plums, three tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of salt, and one tablespoon of tamari.
10. Coconut Plum Cake
Here’s a recipe that takes advantage of overripe plums! This cake is perfect if you’re looking for a lighter dessert, and is a great addition to any holiday dinner table. It can be made in one large pan or divided into smaller portions for dessert.
It’s an easy dessert that tastes amazing! The coconut makes it a bit lighter than a typical cobbler, but it still tastes great. You can make it in your own kitchen in minutes and you’ll love it!
It also has a nice tart flavor that doesn’t need much additional sugar.
You can make this cake with a variety of different fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, or even apricots.
11. French Almond Plum Cake
Cake and fruit are a perfect combination. This French almond cake with plums has just the right amount of sweetness and spice.
It’s made with plums that are sweet and juicy at their best, and it also has the perfect amount of flavor from the almonds and vanilla. The cake batter will give you plenty of options for variations, including chocolate, or peaches.
This is a delicious recipe, and it makes for an ideal dessert for any mealtime or special occasion.
The recipe is simple to make, and the cake is tender and moist, with just the right amount of almonds to make it flavorful.
We think you’ll love it!
12. My Mother-in-Law’s Plum Bread
If you’re looking for a sweet bread recipe that you can enjoy without a lot of effort, then look no further than this recipe for an overripe plum bread.
The best thing about this recipe is that you don’t need any special equipment, it’s easy to make, and it tastes great.
If you’ve got some ripe plums that are starting to rot, you can make this delicious bread today.
It will be the perfect sweet treat to have with breakfast or to eat for dessert.
13. Healthy Plum Crumble Pie With Oats
It’s another great example of using an overripe plum in a recipe. These plums are already soft and juicy, so they can be used in any kind of cobbler or crumble recipe.
This one uses oats to add a nice texture to the dessert, as well as giving it a little protein.
This recipe is easy to follow, and you can use plums at any stage of ripeness. Just make sure to use soft plums since they will fall apart when you bake them.
The filling includes two kinds of pie crust: one that’s flaky and delicious, and the other one is buttery and yummy.
If you want to get a little more protein in your pie, you can use almond milk in the filling.
14. Wild Plum Jelly
This recipe for wild plum jelly will help you preserve a batch of plums that you didn’t plan on eating.
These plums will stay good in the fridge for a long time, and they are perfect to enjoy on top of ice cream, pancakes, or anything else that you can think of.
This recipe uses overripe plums (which is when they get too ripe to eat) to make the juice and use it for preserving.
The best way to preserve fruit is by making a simple syrup.
To make it, you’ll boil down some of the fruit and then pour it into a pan with some sugar.
You’ll also need to let the mixture cool down before bottling it up.
15. Spiced Purple Plum Jam
Purple plums are beautiful when they’re ripe, but sometimes you get a little bit too many and decide you need to make something with them.
This jam is great because it’s easy to make, looks gorgeous, and tastes delicious! You can serve it as a breakfast treat or snack with toast, or on top of a salad for dinner.
This recipe takes a couple hours to make, but it’s worth the effort.
If you want a thinner consistency, you can always use a potato masher instead of a food processor.
16. Two-Ingredient Plum Jam
The easiest way to make your own homemade jam is to use overripe plums.
You just need a few ingredients and a little patience. Make sure to use a food processor to chop up the fruit so that it blends well. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender.
This recipe makes a small jar, which is perfect if you like to make your own jams and jellies. It’s also easy to make, and it’s healthy since you’re using fresh fruit.
If you love the flavor, you can even add some ginger for a bit of extra zing.
17. Plum Crisp
It’s always fun to use plums in a fruit crisp because they are at their juiciest when you bake with them. This recipe will make a delicious dessert that your family will love.
This fruit crisp is made in a casserole dish so it can be stored for a few days and then served warm or cold. You can add a layer of whipped cream to the top for an extra treat.
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
18. Plum Upside-Down Cake
A great way to use up some of your overripe plums! This cake is delicious with a cup of hot coffee or tea. You’ll love the warm flavor and the combination of buttery and fruity.
You can make this cake a bit lighter by using a gluten-free flour blend, but if you’re going to use traditional flour, we recommend an all-purpose flour blend.
If you want to try making this in individual cups, just be sure to reduce the oven temperature a bit when you put the cake into it. If you’re going to bake the cake in individual pans, we recommend using about 3/4 cup of batter per pan.
19. Plum Loaf
When we were kids, it was always summertime for my mom, and that meant that she would bake all sorts of things in her kitchen. I remember making this plum loaf for the first time as a young teenager and thinking how good it tasted.
This recipe is similar to what my mom would make, but it’s baked in a loaf pan, and the top is brushed with sugar and cinnamon.
It’s a great recipe to use when you want to make something sweet and easy.
This recipe is a great way to use the last of the summer plums, and you can use whatever variety of plums you want. The one thing you will need is a loaf pan. We recommend using a silicone one, because it is easy to clean.
20. Spiced Plum Chutney
A chutney is a delicious, savory sauce made from a combination of fruit, spices, and other ingredients.
When you make a chutney, you can use whatever fruits you want, but you want to make sure that you use firm, ripe fruits.
In this recipe, we use plums, but you could also use apples or pears.
The plums need to be very ripe, so when you get them, make sure that they are firm and ready to eat.
Then chop them up into small pieces and combine them with the rest of the ingredients.
Next, you need to cook the chutney down until it is thick enough.
This takes time, so you need to pay attention to what’s going on and make sure that you don’t burn it.
21. Plum Fruit Roll-Ups
These fruit roll-ups are perfect for lunch or a snack. They are very simple and will only take about five minutes to make.
The roll-ups are made with plums and grapes and they are perfect for eating warm or cold. This recipe can be used with any fruits that you have on hand, so make sure to experiment and see which ones work best!
We recommend eating these roll-ups on their own or with ice cream, but you can also serve them with whipped cream.
You’ll also find that they are super easy to make.
All you have to do is cut the fruit into small pieces and mix it all together in a bowl. You can even add some extra spices or nuts if you want to spice it up a little bit.
22. Cream Cheese Plum Tarts
What makes these tarts special is that they are packed with a lot of juicy plums and delicious cream cheese. They also come together in less than 30 minutes!
It’s a great way to use up any ripe plums that you might have leftover from other recipes. They will keep for about 2 days in the fridge.
You can also use other fruits such as peaches, apples, or pears, but we recommend using plums because they are perfect for baking.
These are great for dessert or as a healthy snack. If you have some leftovers, make a batch and freeze them for when you’re in the mood for something sweet and a little different.
23. Grain-Free Summer Plum Cake
This is a great cake recipe for when you want to use overripe plums. You can eat this cake any time of year.
We like this recipe because it’s super easy and takes almost no time to make. And since there are no grains or sugar added, you can enjoy this cake without worrying about what’s in it!
To make the cake, you just need to chop up the plums and add some spices. Then, you mix together the rest of the ingredients, pour them into a pan, and bake it for half an hour.
The flavor in the cake is wonderful, and the texture is perfect. You can serve it warm or cold!
24. Plum Streusel Coffeecake
If you’re in the mood for something sweet that’s a little more tart than a traditional cobbler, you’re in luck!
This recipe uses ripe plums that are cut into quarters, then they’re covered in streusel, then they’re baked.
Streusel is a mixture of flour and sugar, which is used to cover any type of fruit in a pie, and then bake. It gives the pie a crunchy, sweet crust that’s perfect with the warm plums.
This is a great way to use those overripe plums you picked up at the grocery store or farmers market. We love these plums because they’re so juicy and flavorful, but they still have a good amount of sweetness to them.
This coffee cake is not only a perfect dessert for a weekend brunch, but it’s also a great healthy choice for a snack or lunch.
25. Sugar Plum Recipe for Christmas
Here’s a delicious recipe for a sugar plum pie that tastes amazing and is guaranteed to please everyone at the table. It’s made with the best seasonal fruit around: the plums.
If you can get your hands on some sugar plums, they are absolutely perfect for this pie. They are sweet, juicy, and are very easy to peel.
This recipe is a great one to make if you have overripe plums on your counter. Just make sure you keep an eye out for any bruises or other blemishes, and be sure to remove them before cooking.
There are two types of pie crust included here, but we recommend using the flaky pie crust. The buttery crust is delicious, too, but it’s a bit denser than the flaky crust, so it won’t be as easy to handle.
26. End of Summer Vanilla Plum Cake
Here is another recipe for making a delicious cake with plums. This is a rich, sweet dessert that’s a great addition to any gathering.
The best part of this cake is that it uses overripe plums, which are at their most flavorful. You can eat this cake plain or with some vanilla ice cream.
It’s a great way to enjoy a sweet dessert at the end of summer.
27. Authentic Chinese Plum Sauce
This is a really good way to turn your everyday plums into something special. The sauce is really flavorful, and it’s full of spices, so you don’t have to worry about adding too much or making it too hot.
The sauce is made with plums, water, ginger, salt, and sugar. These are all things you can find in any grocery store. All you need to do is cook the plums, and then add all the other ingredients and blend it all together.
This sauce is great to use as a dip for some crusty bread or to mix into a salad. It’s also very good to have on the side at dinnertime as a sauce for noodles or rice.
We hope you enjoy this recipe, and we know you’ll enjoy using it as often as you can!
28. Plum Galette
This is a very easy, delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipe for making a delicious galette. This recipe includes a pie crust and a filling that is similar to a cobbler.
The galette is a French dessert that’s often served warm, but it’s not necessary. You can easily serve this as a dessert or snack any time of year.
You can even add a little bit of chocolate or nuts to the filling.
In this recipe, we use plums, but you can also make it with blackberries, blueberries, and peaches.
As you can see, you don’t have to toss those overripe plums.
There are so many delicious and unique ways to use them, some of which you probably haven’t heard of before!
We hope this blog post has given you some ideas about how you can make something new for your family or friends with the fruit on your counter.
Overripe Plum Recipes
- 800 g ripe cooking plums
- 50 g light brown sugar
- 1 orange
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp plain flour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark four.
- Grease a 20 cm (eight-inch) pie dish and line with baking parchment.
- Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface until it is large enough to fit over the top of your pie dish with some overhang.
- Transfer to the dish and press into the base and up the sides. Trim off any excess pastry with a sharp knife.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together the sugar, orange zest, and cinnamon until well combined.
- Add the plums and flour, tossing everything together until coated. Stir in a few tbsp of juice from the bowl.
- Spoon into your pastry case and top with overhanging pastry, crimping the edges together to seal.
- Cut a small hole or slit in middle of pie crust to allow steam to escape then transfer to oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve warm with custard, cream, or ice cream.
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