Plums hitting the farmers market stalls may be a sign that summer is winding down, but not before you get your fill of the juicy stone fruit. Often overshadowed by peaches, plums — whether red, purple, or yellow— deserve equally as much praise. So do yourself a favor and pick up a peck, eat as many as possible straight from the hand, and get into the kitchen for the rest.
1. Plum Crumble
Tuck as many plum slices as you can fit under a thick layer of crumble topping and it will never do you wrong — especially if served with vanilla ice cream.
2. Plum Soup
Served chilled, this light and fragrant soup is a unique dessert to bring to the table.
Cardamom lends an earthy layer of spice to this refreshing sorbet that's topped with an herbal, lemony whipped cream.
Muddle plums and fresh sage in a cocktail shaker and shake with rye whiskey and lemon juice for a fruit-forward twist on a whiskey sour.
Pile loads of plums into a skillet, top it with a single pie crust, and you've got the classic New England fruit dessert known as pandowdy.
Citrusy Earl Grey tea infuses this quick jam. Slather it on toast or spoon it over yogurt.
Whole-wheat flour in the crust and crumble topping add earthy nuttiness to this sweet plum pie.