True story: Plums are SO good right now. We're usually in favor of eating plums by themselves straight out of the farmers' market bag, right over the sink so the juices can run freely down your arms. But when you're in the mood for a real dessert, there aren't many fruits that can compete with this stone fruit's sweetness. Buy a ton at the market and make these easy recipes before summer goes away!


1. Broiled Plums with Orange Vanilla Sugar

Broiled Plums with Orange Vanilla Sugar
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

This recipe is basically the only good reason to turn your oven on during the hottest time of summer. Rub plums with a delish mixture of sugar, vanilla and orange zest and broil 'em for 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream!

2. Plum & Port Cobbler

Plum & Port Cobbler

Okay, maybe there are a few good reasons to turn on your oven. (Hint: all of the reasons are in this roundup.) This plum & port cobbler is not too sweet and is a sophisticated way to round out any summer meal.

Recipe: Try our Plum & Port Cobbler

3. Spiced Plum Crumble

spiced plum crumble

The secret ingredient? Chinese 5-Spice Powder! 

Recipe: Try our Spiced Plum Crumble

4. Ginger-Plum Quick Jam

Ginger & Plum Quick Jam
Credit: Photography by Sarah Anne Ward

This jam recipe would be delicious swirled into vanilla ice cream. Serve it on ricotta toast the next morning (pictured above)!

Recipe: Try our Ginger-Plum Quick Jam

5. Plum Tiramisu

Plum Tiramisu

Give this classic Italian dessert a juicy summer upgrade. Just five simple ingredients and you're in business!

Recipe: Try our Plum Tiramisu