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What to do with lots of little, yellow plums?

Weiszguy Jul 31, 2013 07:26 AM

I got three pounds of these little guys last night from my CSA. They are slightly sour and the flesh is just a little mushy. I could probably use a cherry pitter to remove the stones, but I've never seen plums like this before and am wondering how best to use them. Ideas?

  1. greygarious Jul 31, 2013 10:15 PM

    If you decide to cook rather than bake with them, simmer them whole, so you can just pull out the pits once the flesh and skin are soft. I'd probably make jam, filling for turnovers, or syrup to use with punches and other drinks.

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      tidecreek Jul 31, 2013 05:40 PM

      I made some plum sauce a couple years ago with jalapenos and plums and sugar and vinegar it was amazing I want to make some more this year since I'm out now but it was an amazing dipping sauce.

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        treb Jul 31, 2013 12:05 PM

        Rustic plum open face pie.

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        1. re: treb
          TomMeg1970 Aug 1, 2013 12:04 PM

          I second this idea. I made one the other day with a bunch of little yellow and red plums, and it was very good but much more tart than I would have expected based on the sweetness of the raw fruit.

          It needed a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to tame the tartness, but that's not a bad thing.

        2. Candy Jul 31, 2013 11:44 AM

          Jam? You would be able to add some sweetening to suit your taste.

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