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French toasts with cinnamon and plum compote

Sweet and juicy, plums are a delicious ingredient to cook with and bring a wonderful, rich flavour to your food. Plums are not just full of flavour, they're healthy too! A great source of potassium, fibre and vitamins, just 2 medium plums counts as 1 of your 5-a-day. If you pick some up when they're in season (from August until October) they'll be extra tasty and probably cheaper in the shops too.

How to cook with plums

Not sure what to make with plums? You're in luck! We've got plenty of delicious plum recipes that are cheap, quick and easy to make at home. Try including them into your desserts by making plum crumbles, puddings or cobbler - they are all perfectly complemented with a little drizzle of custard. Or how about baking with them? Plum cakes, tarts and cupcakes are all so easy to make and the added plums makes your bakes lovely and moist. And if you've never made homemade jam before, plum jam is the perfect recipe to start with.

It's not just sweet dishes either, a rich plum sauce is the perfect accompaniment to rich meats such as duck and makes a delicious sauce for Chinese-style stir-fries.

  • This is an ideal way to preserve a glut of fresh plums turning them into tasty sweet and spicy fruit chutney…

    Makes: 1.5 kg

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Made for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity: The Big Hour Cake Sale. These little tartlets are perfect for…

    Makes: 10

    Total time: 40 mins

  • This juicy plum crumble cake is somewhere between a sponge cake and a crumble (2 of our favourite things!) and…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • This traditional pudding has a hint of orange and the plums make it juicy and delicious. Ready in an hour, this…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 1 hr

  • This French eggy pudding is best served at room temperature accompanied with softened vanilla ice cream and…

    Makes: 1 cake

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Steaks are delicious cooked in Chinese spices - and served with a sauce which works equally well with chicken or turkey

    Serves: 6

  • The perfect winter warmer - with a layer of juicy, fruity plums sat on a base of warm sponge, these spiced plum…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 40 mins

  • These plum tarts are a warming treat and they could not be easier to make. Use ready-made pastry and top with…

    Makes: 6

    Total time: 22 mins

  • Fancy trying something a little bit different? Serve these delicious plum cupcakes warm with runny honey for a…

    Makes: 12

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Make the most of seasonal plums with this sweet, creamy pud. Serve it in pretty glasses if you've got guests for supper

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 35 mins

  • Damsons, sweet wild plums, are in season now so enjoy them in this easy-to-make, crunchy dessert.

    Serves: 10-12

  • This spicy plum compote is full of flavour and perfect served with warm crusty bread or a large spoonful of…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Wholemeal flour, oats and golden caster sugar make this crumble topping healthier than many. This inspired…

    Serves: 4-6

  • If you have a plum tree in your garden with lots of fruit on it, this is a perfect recipe to use them up. This…

    Serves: 2.5kg (5lb)

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Soak fresh plums in Amaretto liqueur, Marsala or sherry, then bake them in a sweet batter for a sensational…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Does your family love a crumble? Why not try something a little different by making a plum and blueberry…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 45 mins

  • Make Merry's delicious orange and plum crumble in just 4 simple steps. Both the crumble and the filling can be…

    Serves: 6

  • This lovely moist and fruity cake is great with a cup of coffee, or even served warm as a dessert with cream,…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

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  • This fabulous plum cake is a great way to use up seasonal fruit. Try it with apricots or raspberries too. The…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • This is an ideal way to preserve a glut of fresh plums turning them into tasty sweet and spicy fruit chutney…

    Makes: 1.5 kg

    Total time: 1 hr

  • This juicy plum crumble cake is somewhere between a sponge cake and a crumble (2 of our favourite things!) and…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • This traditional pudding has a hint of orange and the plums make it juicy and delicious. Ready in an hour, this…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Steaks are delicious cooked in Chinese spices - and served with a sauce which works equally well with chicken or turkey

    Serves: 6

  • The perfect winter warmer - with a layer of juicy, fruity plums sat on a base of warm sponge, these spiced plum…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 40 mins

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purplesherry

Having gone through your recipes to find something different I thought I had found the perfect one. However, after clicking on the picture I got a thing about a kitten, and then when I entered it in the search box I got something entirely different. If you are going to tease us with yummy recipes you really should make them easily available. Now I'm so disappointed. It was a plum traybake with cheesecake ripple.

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