Healthy Plum Recipes

Find healthy, delicious plum recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Purple Fruit Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
Serve this refreshing fruit salad featuring juicy plums, grapes and berries on its own or with other colorblock fruit salads (like red, green and orange) for a fun, crowd-pleasing rainbow side dish.

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Rating: 4.64 stars 9
Use whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand to make this old-fashioned crumble. Typical crumble topping has as much as a half cup of butter--ours has just a bit of canola oil and, for richness, chopped almonds, which are full of healthy monounsaturated fats.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Plums & Rosemary

Rating: 4.8 stars 5
Lush vanilla- and rosemary-scented plums marry beautifully with succulent pork tenderloin.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Salsa

For this easy grilled pork tenderloin recipe, both the pork and the salsa ingredients are cooked on the BBQ, so you don't have to heat up the kitchen to prepare a healthy summer dinner. Grilling stone fruit caramelizes its sugars, enhances its sweetness and infuses it with smoky flavor. Any combination of peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots will work in this salsa--use 3 medium fruit total or about 4 to 5 small fruit. Try the salsa on chicken or fish too.

Fresh Tomato & Plum Kimchi with Nori Sesame Salt

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Most of this savory fruit-and-tomato salad recipe can be prepared in advance-just mix the tomatoes with the dressing right before serving. For the most stunning presentation, use a mix of colorful heirloom tomatoes.

Plum Ketchup

Rating: 5 stars 3
Fresh and flavorful plum ketchup makes a delicious sandwich spread, a sauce for grilled beef, pork or chicken, or an excellent way to add excitement to turkey burgers.

Spiced Tea Bread with Fresh Plums

Rating: 5 stars 1
Make this quick bread for Sunday brunch, an afternoon snack or as an easy dessert recipe. It's 100% whole-grain, made with mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour and oat flour, which keeps it moist.

Sour Cherry-Fruit Slump

Rating: 4.67 stars 5
A slump (sometimes called a grunt) is a cobbler with light, puffy steamed dumplings, rather than browned biscuit dough, on the top. This variation calls for tart “pie” cherries as well as an assortment of sweeter summer fruit (berries and plums) to round out the flavor and brighten the sour-cherry color. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Thai Chile-Plum Glaze

Sriracha and fish sauce give this praiseworthy sauce recipe a spicy, complex flavor. Brush on chicken, pork, fish or shrimp while grilling to create a beautiful glaze or serve on the side as a dip.

Stone-Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.86 stars 4
Try your favorite combination of stone fruit, such as peaches and cherries, in these easy fruit bars.

Fruit Cup with Marsala Sauce

Nothing looks more handsome than a bowl of jewel-bright fruits: glistening red berries, burnished plums, blueberries with their dusky bloom. This combination is exceptionally tasty, particularly when the plums have an edge of tartness. Sweeter fruits can be substituted; chunks of nectarines, cherries and gooseberries go together delightfully, as do cantaloupe, blackberries and kiwis.

Plum Custard Tart

Roasted plums and creamy custard combine in this stunning plum tart recipe. A walnut crust adds nutty flavor to complete this seasonal dessert.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Plum & Cider Sangria
In this apple cider sangria recipe, we've skipped the added sugar and used hard apple cider, apple liqueur and tons of fresh fruit to create a delicious, yet healthy cocktail.
Plum Chutney
Rating: Unrated 1
Try this summertime spread on crackers with cream cheese or as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.
Low-Sugar Plum Spread
Rating: 3 stars
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This simple homemade fruit spread has less than one-fourth the calories and one-third the carbohydrate grams of a common commercial variety (you can trim those numbers even further by opting for no-calorie sweetener). Cooking the plums in fruit juice with apples allows you to sweeten the spread without an excessive amount of sugar and take advantage of the natural pectin in the fruit. This method also works well with strawberries, blackberries or peaches.