Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, we wanted to highlight the prune plum, a deliciously sweet fruit that closes the summer season!

6 Ways to Use Prune Plums | Food Bloggers of Canada

Prune plums, also known as Empress plums or Italian Prune Plums, are available in Canada and particularly in the Okanagan Valley in late summer into early fall. They are regularly grown for prune production.

However, as you will see in the gallery below, they can also be used fresh, especially when it comes to making desserts because their pulp is juicy, sweet and has a greenish-amber colour that turns a deep shade of fuchsia when cooked. It also gets sweeter when heated so it's an ideal ingredient for making preserves and wine.

Besides being delicious, prune plums contain phenols, which are powerful antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C.

Ready to enjoy these luscious end-of-summer treats? We have six incredible prune plum recipe ideas to share with you!

Prune Plums

By Food Bloggers of Canada

  • Autumn Prune Plum Pie with Almond Thyme Crust

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Prune Plum Pie](https://www.theendlessmeal.com/autumn-prune-plum-pie/) is both tart and sweet and reminiscent of a strawberry rhubarb pie. The tasty Italian plums sit in an easy to make flaky pastry that's gently flavored with almond flour and thyme. From **The Endless Meal**.

  • Mulled Stewed Plums

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    This recipe for [Mulled Stewed Plums](https://cinnamonandcoriander.com/en/hochfeiner-zwetschgenroster/) comes directly from Austria! Think of it as a boozy, spiced plum compote – It is traditionally served with fluffy pancakes but it could be a seasonal topping for cheesecake or ice cream! From **Cinnamon and Coriander**.

  • Plum Cake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    If you are looking for a super easy, incredibly delicious and kid-approved summer dessert, you’ve found it in this  [Plum Cake](http://www.sneakymommies.com/plum-cake/)! The plums taste super sweet after being baked and the cake is incredibly moist and fluffy on the inside. From **Sneaky Mommies.**

  • Party Plum Cake

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    Once you make this recipe for [Party Plum Cake](http://kitchenbliss.ca/party-plum-cake) for the first time, it'll become an absolute favourite in your home. Plum season will not pass without it appearing! From **Kitchen Bliss**.

  • Plum and Sour cherry Kulfi : Popsicles

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    [Kulfi](http://www.cookingsutra.com/plum-and-sour-cherry-kulfi-popsicles/) is a very popular Indian dessert. Milk reduced to cream, sugar and other flavour enhancers added and then frozen solid. With added plums, it's just a delicious way to enjoy the end of the summer. From **Cooking Sutra**.

  • Plum Pierogi

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    These [Prune Plum Pierogies](https://www.bakersbeans.ca/plum-pierogi/) take cinnamon, sugar and a bit of sour cream. Yum! They are sweet and tangy and just the perfect dessert to brighten up an end-of-summer day. From **Bakersbeans**.

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2 Comments

Nancy Foelske
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Not a Canadian but can’t find anything mentioning a recipie my mom got from her very English Mother. My husband loved it from the first time I made it, he’s pure german heritage.
My Mom called it Plum Pot Pie. If you don’t have an oven ,you can still have a very tasty dessert. We started with canned prune plums (we canned ourselves with fairly heavy syrup with white sugar & water,or purchased canned plums.) We just put plums whole into a saucepan for the stove added a slight bit more water & sugar if little juice. Then made a sweet buiscut dough,dropped like dumplings when the plums were simmering. Cover for 30 min. Or until done. Add cream on top after serving up in bowls. Anyone else ever heard of this dish??

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