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Plums pair well with pork, lamb and crudo-style fish. They make delicious compotes, ice creams and reductionsPlums are high in vitamins A and C and are high in dietary fiber.

Plum recipes

Plum and almond tart

Plum and almond tart

By Angela Hartnett

From plum crumble to jam and chutney, weve got plenty of plum-packed recipe ideas. British plums are soft-fleshed and loose-stoned and can be divided into two groups: sweet‚dessert varieties such as Avalon and sweet-sour‚cooking plums such as Czar. Out-of-season imported plums belong to a different prunus family that originated in Japan. They are sweet, large, round, firm-fleshed, cling-stoned plums.

Recipes using plum

Main course

Light meals and snacks

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Buyer's guide

The British plum season starts in late July with the Opal variety and finishes in mid-to late-September with the Marjorie Seedling. Each variety has a 2-3 week season.


British plums develop an intense flavour when cooked. They make excellent jam, jelly and fruit cheese, but can also be bottled. Strong spices such as star anise, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and black pepper all taste good with poached plums. Cream and custard based accompaniments such as ice cream or rice pudding balance their flavour. Out-of-season imported plums can be cooked, but are much sweeter and taste best eaten raw.

Article by Sybil Kapoor

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