Sweet, tart, and juicy, plums are a summer treasure. From salads to cakes to drinks, we’ve rounded up our favorite plum recipes.
Plums are great for adding sweetness to savory dishes. For a fresh summer salad, combine peaches and plums with arugula, basil, and red onion, vinegar, and olive oil. For a main, plums and duck is a classic combination. Try roasting a whole duck with plums, onions, thyme, clove, and cinnamon. Our pickled stone fruit and burrata flatbread is an absolute stunner—grilled homemade flatbread is topped with pickled peaches and plums, arugula, confit garlic, crème fraîche, Gruyère, and burrata.
We also love using plums in cocktails. Our stone fruit rosé sangria combines plums, other stone fruits, grapes, and blueberries with rosé wine, brandy, and sparkling blood orange soda. Our plum basil gin fizz is a simple summer refresher, made by shaking gin with muddled plums and basil leaves and topping with seltzer.
Of course, plums really shine in dessert. Try our rich plum pie, sweetened with grape jelly and brightened with lemon juice. Or embrace summer barbecue season by grilling up slices of pound cake and topping them with a simple basil-plum compote. Our olive oil quatre quarts is a variation on pound cake that uses olive oil instead of butter, giving it a lighter, fresher flavor. Plums and other fruits get chopped up and mixed into the batter.
Find all of these dishes and more in our collection of plum recipes.