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Celebrate plums with these delicious recipes

We can’t get enough of juicy, succulent plums! Celebrate this gorgeous stone fruit with our best recipes starring fresh plums. From savoury sauces to sweet cakes, here are 16 delicious ways to enjoy plums

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    Plum upside down cake

    This plum upside down cake recipe is a must-try while this juicy stone fruit is in season. Serve this lightly spiced cake with a generous dollop of silky cream or ice cream

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    Plum crumbles

    Starring sweet, seasonal fruit and coconut, these crunchy baked crumbles turn out as comforting winter warmers. Or try them with custard as a substitute for traditional festive season pudding.

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    Quick spicy Asian plum sauce

    This quick spicy Asian plum sauce recipe is excellent with barbecued meats. You can also mix it with other sauces and dressings to boost flavour and create a sweet, fruity tang

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    Plum and coconut vanilla cake

    Scented with vanilla and fruity, Nici Wickes' moist plum and coconut vanilla cake recipe is beyond good! This cake is perfect enjoyed for afternoon tea with a hot cup of tea or coffee

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    Plum sauce

    Homemade plum sauce is a revelation in terms of complexity and depth of flavour, it's very much the real thing. Use as a dipping sauce, to spice up braised Asian greens or add to stir-fries.

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    Hazelnut torte with plum cream

    Nici Wickes' torte recipe produces a lovely light, yet rich layer cake. Made with no flour, ground nuts and eggs give body and form. This cake keeps well and is always a hit at afternoon tea

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    Plum & vanilla jam

    I used to think plum jam was a bit ordinary so I started experimenting and came up with this stunning recipe. It’s loaded with lavish amounts of good-quality vanilla and now it’s one of my favourite jams to make... and eat!

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    Plum & mascarpone tart

    This plum and mascarpone tart is rich with wine and liqueur and makes a fitting end to a very special dinner.

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    Baked plums with vanilla marscapone

    These baked plums are delicious for breakfast – try serving with Greek yoghurt or as a topping for your morning museli. They are also great spooned onto hot waffles or pancakes

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    Mum’s plum cake

    This moist and delicious cake is visually irresistible as well as being easy to prepare. It’s great to have for dessert or to have with a cup of tea or coffee.

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    Spiced plum and port jam

    Home made preserves are so very simple to make, and there's so much pleasure to be had from eating jam you made yourself.

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