Healthy Plum Recipes

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

Staff Picks

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.

Plum Buckle

Rating: 4 stars 4
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.
By Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD

Sour Cherry-Fruit Slump

Rating: 4.5 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.

Stone-Fruit Bars

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

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.
By Yotam Ottolenghi

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Plums & Rosemary

Rating: 5 stars 5
Lush vanilla- and rosemary-scented plums marry beautifully with succulent pork tenderloin.
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

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.

Plum Tart

Juicy, caramelized plums combine with fresh lemon zest and a nutty crust in this easy plum tart. Feel free to use walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts in the crust to complement the fruity plum flavor.
By Melissa Gray

Summer Fruit Punch

Your favorite stone fruit stars in this sparkling punch.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Plum Torte

This pretty plum torte is simple yet delicious with an orange-scented batter that complements sweet summer plums. This version uses spelt flour for a boost of fiber, and olive oil in place of butter to keep saturated fat in check.

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.
By Susanne A. Davis

Inspiration and Ideas

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.
Plum Ketchup
Rating: Unrated 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.
Waffle with Cream Cheese, Plums & Granola

Top a toasted frozen waffle with cream cheese, plums and granola for a healthy breakfast in a pinch. Loaded with protein, fiber and whole grains, this recipe will keep you full and satisfied all morning.