The rich stone fruit goes equally well in sweet or savoury recipes and makes great accompaniments like plum jam and plum sauce.
Along with vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and fibre, plums are a source of lutein, a lesser-known carotenoid that is lacking in many people's diets. Lutein, which is also found in leafy greens, parsley and pumpkin, helps protect your retinas against the damaging effects of free radicals.
A delicious fruit butter to spread on warm bread, toast or scones, or use it to sandwich a sponge cake. A lovely way to preserve the flavour of local plums for enjoyment year-round. Watch this recipe being made in Allrecipes Plum Butter video.
A family favourite. I don't even like chops and I like this recipe! I ran out of plum jam for this recipe once and used apricot instead. It still tasted good. I normally leave out the celery.
This traditional dessert is best made when plums are in season and really fresh. It fills the house with a gorgeous aroma while baking.
A rich and delicious cake that is layered with fresh plums and ripe blueberries. This makes a decadent afternoon tea in autumn when plums are tree ripened.