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Recipes, Inspiration & Application

Try these clever recipes from our friend Leigh Ann, My Diary of Us!

Warm Spiced Plum Sauce Over Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 1 Lb. Plums
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
overhead image of spiced plum sauce over vanilla ice cream in bowl with second bowl of plums next to it


  1. Add sliced plums (pits and stems removed) to a pot along with sugar, vanilla, star anise, cinnamon, and water and bring to a simmer.
  2. Let simmer until plums have softened and the liquid looks syrupy, about 10-15 min.
  3. Remove the star anise from the mixture and add the rest of the cooked plum mixture to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Alternatively you can use an immersion blender.
  4. Serve desired amount warm over vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


Note: This plum syrup will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Can simply reheat when ready to serve.

Sticky Asian Plum Glazed Chicken Wings


  • 2 Lbs. Chicken Wings
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
Optional Toppings
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chili Peppers
For the glaze
  • 1 Lb. Plums
  • 1” Piece of peeled ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
overhead image of sticky asian plum glazed chicken wings on a plate


  1. Make the glaze by combining chopped plums (pits and stems removed), ginger, garlic, brown sugar, salt, and soy sauce into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until plums have softened, and sauce has thickened, about 10-15 min.
  2. Add the sauce to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Meanwhile season the chicken wings with salt, pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to ensure all wings are coated.
  4. Place the wings into an air fryer on 400 for 15-20 minutes until wings are cooked through and skins are crispy. Alternatively you can bake them in the oven on 425 for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove the wings from the air fryer and toss desired amount of plum sauce over the wings.
  6. Sprinkle the coated wings with sesame seeds, green onions, and chiles.
  7. Serve immediately.


Note: You can also serve the sauce on the side of the wings if desired.

White Wine Plum Sangria


For the simple syrup
  • 2 Plums, pitted and stems removed
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
For the sangria
  • 1 Bottle Dry White Wine
  • 3 Plums Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice + plus extra slices
  • 1/4 Cup Brandy
  • Fresh Mint (optional)
image of plums and ingredients on cutting board with glass of white wine plum sangria


  1. Make simple syrup by combining plums, sugar, and water and then bring to a boil and let simmer of 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for another 5 minutes and then strain the liquid and chill it thoroughly.
  2. Add white wine, 1/4 cup simple syrup, sliced plums, lemon slices, and brandy to a pitcher and stir to combine.
  3. Add ice to a few glasses along with extra fruit and then add the sangria to each glass leaving a little room at the top of each glass.
  4. Top off each glass with sparkling water and then garnish with fresh mint and serve.

Plum Storage & Cleaning

Three easy steps to store and enjoy plums!

  1. Purchase unbruised plums.
  2. Store at room temperature until ripe.
  3. Once rinsed, enjoy that day or keep whole in a
    bowl in the refrigerator uncovered.
cleaning plums under a faucet
plums in a colander

Benefit of Growing in South Africa

FAQs About Plums!

Is a plum a stone fruit?

Yes, plums are a stone fruit, also called a drupe, denotes a fruit with a large stone inside. The stone is sometimes mistakenly called the seed; the seed is, in fact, inside the stone. South African stone fruit growers produce plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and cherries – a total of around 350 000 tons of stone fruit per year!

In the winter months, plums are grown and harvested in the southern hemisphere in exotic locations like South Africa. USA grown plums are only available in the summer months.

In South Africa, the climate is much like the Mediterranean with warm days and cooler nights. This, coupled with the rich soil makes for a great growing location of fruit, like plums. South African plums are so sweet because of the weather patterns that allow the fruit to cool when dormant, which adds natural sugars to the fruit – and thus, accentuates the flavor!