11 Amazing Plum Desserts

Plum Upside-Down Cake © Nicole Franzen
By F&W Editors Posted August 05, 2015

Make the most of summer plums with desserts like a fluffy custard and Jacques Pépin's favorite tart.

Make the most of summer plums with desserts like a fluffy custard and Jacques Pépin's favorite tart.

1. Plum Upside-Down Cake
Sweet and tangy caramelized plums top this beautiful cake from pastry chef Joanne Chang.

2. Plum-and-Honey Sabayon Gratins
This airy custard is summer's answer to crème brûlée.

3. Almond-Plum Tart 
Sautéeing plums in Chambord — a black raspberry liqueur — gives the succulent fruit even more sweetness and a slightly boozy edge.

4. Tipsy Plums and Raspberries
For a fast and healthy dessert, soak small plums and raspberries in Japanese plum wine with ground ginger.

5. Summer Plum Crostata
Any firm-but-ripe plums will work for this elegant tart.

6. Vanilla-Cardamom Poached Plums
This simple summer dessert requires just five ingredients, plus water.

7. Plum Galette
Jacques Pépin's gorgeous tart features buttery, flaky dough that comes together in 10 seconds in a food processor.

8. Apple-Plum Tarts with Rye-Cornmeal Crust
These beautiful, rustic tarts can easily be made ahead of time.

9. Italian Plum Betty
Juicy baked plums are topped with buttery anisette toast crumbs in this fast dessert.

10. Almond-Plum Cake with Crème Fraîche
Chef Alex Roberts's moist cake is best with just-picked plums, but it can also be made with other seasonal fruit like cherries or apricots.

11. Plum Cobbler
This fantastic cobbler is a great way to use an abundance of summer plums.

Related: Summer Desserts
Fruit Pies and Tarts
Ultimate Summer Fruit Recipes

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