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Jul 31, 2013 07:26 AM

What to do with lots of little, yellow plums?

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?

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

      1. re: treb

        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. 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.

        1. 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.