Plum & marzipan pie with a scoop taken out to reveal a pink centre

Plum recipes

40 Recipes

Try our perfect plum recipes. This stone fruit has soft, sweet juicy flesh that tastes delicious in jams, chutneys, puddings and crumble.

4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Top this deep pink pie filling with a lattice crust made of buttery sweet shortcrust pastry for a showstopping end to a special meal

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

If you find the dried fruit in traditional chutney overly sweet, you'll love the sharp bite of the preserved lemons in this recipe

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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11 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

This sumptuous seasonal bake is topped with halved plums or apricots and a buttery crumble topping - serve as a pudding or cake

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
24 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This delicately spiced jam is a gorgeous way to preserve the taste of autumn fruits - delicious spread on hot buttered toast or teacakes

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The earthiness of beetroot complements the sweet yet tart plums and toasted pecans in this side salad. Pair with lamb for an autumnal feast

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This slow-cooked duck salad makes a great centrepiece for entertaining – dinner party guests will love the range of textures and flavours

More effort
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Light, fluffy marshmallows which pack a real plum punch - cut into chunky cubes and dust with icing sugar, or dip in a chocolate fondue

1 hr
A challenge
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A ripple of sweet plum purée and chunks of almond biscuit turn this Italian ice cream into an all-in-one dessert

40 mins
A challenge
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This open fruit tart looks and tastes fantastic for very little effort – frangipane flavours complement sugar plums

30 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve this hearty fruit sponge with a dollop of something creamy- it would also work with raspberries instead of plums

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This comfortingly cakey cobbler makes a warming end to any meal

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
73 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use two types of sugar and ground almonds for the perfect crunchy crumble topping, layered on top of cinnamon-spiced plums

55 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Choosing pink-fleshed plums will give you the most stunning colour in this winning prepare-ahead dessert for friends

4 hrs and 35 mins
More effort
51 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Plums, chocolate and hazelnut - this is a cake that really celebrates the season. Enjoy a slice with your mid-morning coffee or serve it warm for dessert

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
31 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A melt-in-the-mouth dessert that can be prepared ahead

1 hr
Easy
69 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A buttery traybake, full of new-season fruit and spice

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This is doubly sticky - gooey, mallowy meringue, hiding under a crisp crust, is paired with syrupy plums

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Packed with fruit, this deep pink preserve should be spread thickly - or present it as a homemade gift

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Showcase fruit in a piping hot, oat-topped crumble delicately flavoured with cinnamon and star anise

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
108 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This easy yet impressive recipe makes a stylish main course for a special occasion

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A quick but impressive autumnal tart, made using ready-made puff pastry to keep life simple

40 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give your guests a nostalgic hit with this nursery pudding of the highest order

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
95 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Meltingly tender meat in a spicy, fruity sauce, this meal is guaranteed to impress

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A big tray of glistening sugared plums is the perfect way to welcome in the winter months

25 mins
Easy
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