Plum Crazy: 10 Uses for Too Many Plums

My family's farm has plum trees that become laden and misshapen this time of year. My mother dutifully picks the black fruits and cans them in sweet syrup — a welcome treat in winter for topping oatmeal or just eating by itself, warmed. But one can only make so much jam! Here are some ideas for using up a surplus of plums.

    Picking all of the plums and canning them: that's the way it's always been done. But eyeing these recipes that put the season's fruit front and center has me thinking that maybe we should hold a few pounds back for something new:

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.