Perfect Plums: 7 Late-Summer Desserts On Our List

Perfect Plums: 7 Late-Summer Desserts On Our List

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Emma Christensen
Sep 3, 2010

With the competition from juicy sun-ripened peaches on the one side and crisp fall apples on the other, we sometimes feel like plums get overlooked. But we've always loved their musky aroma, softly sweet flavor, and even their oddly chewy flesh. We're determined to give them their full due this year.

1. Gingered Blackberry and Plum Shortcakes from Martha Stewart - We can practically taste this already.

2. Yogurt Panna Cotta with Fresh Plums from Epicurious - This has to be one of the most delicious pairing of flavors and textures ever.

3. Plum Sorbet with Lemon Verbena Cream from the Kitchn - This immediately went on our list when Faith posted it a few weeks ago.

4. Roasted Plum and Creamy Chai Rice Pudding from Tartelette - We want this immediately. Tonight. Maybe instead of dinner.

5. Orange Polenta Cake with Vanilla Scented Plums and Buttermilk Ice Cream from Bon App├ętit - There's a lot going on with this dish, but ever part of it sounds divine.

6. Dimply Plum Cake from Smitten Kitchen - A take on Dorie Greenspan's classic cake.

7. Black Plum Clafouti from Orangette - We have a total weakness for clafouti and this recipe is just begging us to make it. (And don't forget about Orangette's incredible Plum Crumble, either!)

Which dessert would you make first?

Related: How to Make Umeshu: Japanese Plum Liquor

(Image: Martha Stewart)

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