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what to make with more than a dozen plums?

that is not a torte or a tart!

they are getting ripe really quickly....

asked by yella almost 4 years ago
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hardlikearmour

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added almost 4 years ago

Plum butter. You can scale the recipe to size. I did a version with the vanilla, as well as one with cardamom, and one with lavender. http://www.epicurious.com...
You could also do a simple plum cake. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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boulangere

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added almost 4 years ago

Love the plum butter idea, hla.

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added almost 4 years ago

i know it's my own recipe, but i really love making this:

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 4 years ago

Plum jam, with either blueberries, peaches, or solo. Throw in a cinnamon stick to the jam mixture. And the late summer plum cake is to die for.

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added almost 4 years ago

http://seabirdskitchen... I made this chutney last week, and then had it for lunch today as an accompaniment to foie gras mousse on home made thinly sliced bread.

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added almost 4 years ago

I also think a plum sauce a la Mrs Wheelbarrow's recipe would be fabulous too, especially if you're looking for something savory. I've made a similar sauce and I use it to make moo shu chicken/pork/tofu. Throw it in the stirfry of protein, cabbage and mushrooms and then smear the sauce on the wrap.

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 4 years ago

plums 'n' dumplings! it's so easy, relatively quick, requires few ingredients, and the plums get so lovely and stewy and saucy and delicious. It's kind of like a much faster cobbler. it's my favorite thing to do with any excess of fruit!

http://someonewhobakes...

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added almost 4 years ago

thanks all for the great suggestions! the problem is I am terrified of canning (i know...ridiculous...), so all the jam/butter/chutney ideas will have to wait until I am feeling more adventurous! so i am now debating between the plum sauce, the plums n dumplings, or this plum galette http://mynewroots.blogspot...
hmmmm....getting hungry...

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added almost 4 years ago

Yella, you don't have to can your jam. A standard jam recipe usually last 3-4 months in the fridge. Or less, depending on how tasty it is!

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added almost 4 years ago

Dont I need a special airtight container and other curious implements to make a jam though? Apologies for zero knowledge of the whole process....

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added almost 4 years ago

If you're making jam that you're going to put in the fridge, you need a pot to cook it in and jars. You can reuse pickle, mustard, other jars. I don't know what you mean about the airtight container, but you only need specific Ball jars if you want to waterbath process it to make it shelf stable.

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ChefJune

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added almost 4 years ago

Plum Kuchen. Whenever I think of plums as dessert, this lovely Viennese dessert comes to mind. It's really easy and so good!