Healthy Plum Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Purple Fruit Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

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.

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Plums & Rosemary

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

Spiced Tea Bread with Fresh Plums

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Rating: 4.64 stars
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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.

Plum Buckle

Rating: 3.75 stars
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This fruit-topped cake got its name because of the way the batter buckles as it bakes. We omitted the traditional crumb topping to let this plum cake shine.

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.

Plum Chutney

Rating: 4 stars
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Try this summertime spread on crackers with cream cheese or as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.

Fresh Tomato & Plum Kimchi with Nori Sesame Salt

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Country-Style Peach-Plum Tart

A rustic tart filled with fresh plums and peaches will become your new favorite summer dessert.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Plum Fool
A fool is a traditional British dessert of stewed fruit swirled with whipped cream. Here, low-fat yogurt replaces some of the whipped cream. Since plums vary considerably in sweetness, start with the lower amount of sugar or sweetener and add more after tasting, if desired.
Stone-Fruit Bars
Rating: Unrated
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Try your favorite combination of stone fruit, such as peaches and cherries, in these easy fruit bars.

Plum & Apple Compote with Vanilla Custard

Rating: 5 stars
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Jennifer Sanders of Cambridge, Ontario, came up with this winning combination of plums and apples, which she stews into a compote and accompanies with a light and comforting custard sauce.