25 Simple Plum Desserts

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These delightful treats will make you incredibly fond of plums!

From crumbles to cakes, this list of plum desserts has you covered from breakfast to dessert.

Fresh from their summer fruit season, these desserts are a perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

They’re sweet, fruity, and bursting with juicy sweetness.

So whether you’re in the mood for something fruity and fun or something more classic, I have you covered.

And yes, there are lots of options for everyone on this list.

From cakes to crumble bars and tarts to galette, every dessert is fantastic.

Let’s dig in!

Plum desserts

1. Vanilla And Almond Plum Crumble

This crumble is pure joy to make.

It’s delicious, fluffy, and super easy to customize.

You can use any type of fruit you like but keep in mind the consistency.

If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour to the mix.

Use almond meal if you want something nutty without overdoing it with nuts.

Or use all-purpose flour for a light and flakey crust.

2. Spiced Plum Custard Cake

This is a recipe for you if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to make a full-blown dessert.

It’s made with a sponge cake, custard, and dried plums.

The whole thing is covered in cinnamon sugar glaze.

I know what you need: some good old British comfort food that won’t leave you feeling too weighed down at the end of the day.

3. Zwetschgenkuchen

When you think of Bavarian food, how many different recipes come to mind?

Perhaps the most famous is zwetschgenkuchen, which literally translates to “strawberry cake.”

It’s a sweet and dense pastry made with almond flour and soaked in a warm honey syrup.

The dough is then rolled out into thin sheets for baking.

Once baked , the dough dries up and becomes crisp around the edges.

Serve this with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat!

4. Brown Sugar Plum Clafoutis

This brown sugar plum clafoutis is a lovely dessert you’ll want to make again and again.

It combines the sweet and tangy flavors of plums with rich Brown Sugar Plum Jam, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

That’s all in one magical bite!

This is the best way to celebrate your birthday!

5. Italian Plum Tart

There’s a reason this tart is always on people’s Christmas list.

This gorgeous, colorful pie is bursting with plums and almonds.

It also features a layer of freshly-baked pastry on top for an extra special touch.

I know it looks complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple to make.

You can use store-bought pastry and top the pie with fresh fruit or go nuts and make your own!

6. French Plum Clafoutis

French plum clafoutis is a decadent dessert made with sweetened, stirred-up plums.

It’s my favorite way to enjoy plums, and it’s so easy to make !

But you don’t have to be a pro at baking to pull it off.

It just takes minimal investment in ingredients and time.

All you need is some warm water and sugar for the custard base.

Then, pour that over your sweetened plums and let them simmer .

Just when they start setting nicely on top, stir up the sauce using butter, white wine , brown sugar, cinnamon, meringue powder, etc.

Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

7. Plum Vanilla Crumble Bars

These bars are everything you could want in a dessert and way more.

They’re moist, fluffy, and packed with amazing citrus flavors.

The bits of plums add a rich, jam-like sweetness that goes perfectly with the brown sugar crumble topping.

And just look at how adorable those little bites are!

8. Mini Plum Tarts

These little beauties are perfect for breakfast or dessert.

They’re also super easy to make, and the dough is so yummy.

I love that the filling is simple and sweet, making these impressive enough for Thanksgiving but not too rich.

They’re great as a little treat or a bite-sized dessert.

9. Plum Bars

If you love the sweet and fruity flavor of plums , then you’ll love these thick, soft, buttery cookies.

They’re a real treat !

Most of you probably have a few plum trees in your backyard that you can use to make fresh plums with.

Since they’re partially dried out, they need to be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.

That will help them stay nice and juicy.

The best way to prepare them is to soak them in water overnight before making the dough .

Once the dough is ready, form it into a ball and press it into a baking tray.

Also, don’t forget to dust with powdered sugar as soon as they come out of the oven!

10. Plum Upside-Down Cake

Celebrate the season with a delicious upside-down cake.

Plum pudding is an excellent dessert that’s just as easy to make ahead of time.

Simply thinly slice your plums and fold them into the milk in a bowl for an hour or two.

You can also buy ready-made plum pudding in the baking aisle at most grocery stores.

(Just be sure you use fresh plums, not canned !)

11. Plum Oatmeal Crisp

If you love the taste of apples and oats together, I have the recipe for you!

You can literally eat this oatmeal crisp right out of the oven.

It’s sweet, crunchy, and fruity with a hint of spice.

And it’s so simple to make!

Just mix oats with brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Then layer them in a baking dish and pop it in the oven .

The mixture will begin to cook while you prepare your fruit filling.

When everything is ready, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.


12. Plum Cake

Paired with a rich and creamy chocolate pudding, this cake is the perfect way to end your day .

The cake itself is moist and tender.

It has a subtle sweetness from the spices and oats, making it lovely.

It’s topped with whipped cream for extra decadence.

This dessert tastes just like it’s naughty night in bed!

13. Vanilla Plum Galette

Are you in the mood for a simple, straightforward, and delicious dessert?

This vanilla plum galette is just what you need!

It’s a stunning dessert that combines the classic flavors of desserts.

It’s made with fresh plums and brown sugar-studded butter topping.

Then it gets topped with sweetened whipped cream.

This tart and sophisticated treat is perfect for brunch or as a Valentine’s Day gift.

14. Almond Cream And Plum Tart

This recipe is a great way to use up your leftover dates.

Plus, it’s gluten-free and low-carb!

The crust is made from almond flour, making it super light and holding the filling in place.

For the cream cheese filling, you can use any kind of dairy-free cream cheese or use coconut yogurt instead.

Once baked and cooled, pour over a fruit compote for a beautiful presentation.

15. The New York Times Plum Torte

I can’t even begin to describe how stunning this torte looks.

It has a gorgeous golden hue and peachy-orange color that is so pretty!

This dessert features pears, plums, cherries, custard, and whipped cream in one bite.

The cake itself is unbelievably moist; the custard makes it even more luscious.

As for the filling: well, it’s everything you want in a pie filling – deliciousness – but with added pears and plums.

So if you love pies and desserts like me, I highly recommend giving this recipe a shot!

16. Apple and Plum Crumble

This apple and plum crumble is a fantastic way to use up leftovers from last week’s supper .

If you have plenty of apples, plums, and cinnamon , then this dessert may look like it could be a bit heavy.

But trust me; there are so many layers in this dish!

The tartness of the apples pairs perfectly with the sweet and fruity plums.

And then there’s the crumble topping.

It’s crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

This is a terrific way to use up all those leftover desserts you have.

17. Plum Cream Cheese Crumble Bars

I make these for my family all the time!

They’re light, buttery, and perfectly sweet.

Plus, they have a lovely, subtle cherry flavor.

They’re so good you won’t even miss the sugar.

But I know you can always add a little more if you like it sweeter.

Start by making your favorite crumb pie crust.

Then, layer in your fruit and cream cheese crumble topping.

Top with chopped nuts and dried cherries before baking to ensure they stay nice and tender.

Seriously: these are incredible!

You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

And they taste fantastic even the first time you try them.

18. Cardamom Plum Crumble Bars

It’s no secret that I love good crumble bars.

Even those with a smooth, sweet center and crunchy crust, the taste is incredible.

These cardamom plum crumble bars are one of my favorites because they combine all the best flavors in one bite.

The cardamom gives them a wonderful taste and aroma.

Plus, the plums provide a beautiful color and contrast to the cake.

19. Plum Turnovers

These luscious little turnovers are just like mini-doughnuts.

They’re sweet, buttery, and so much easier to make.

The dough is made with almond flour, rolled oats, baking cocoa powder, salt, and brown sugar.

Then it gets coated in a simple syrup of milk and granulated sugar.

Topping them off with fresh plums makes these thumbprint cookies extra special!

20. Roasted Plums With Thyme And Brown Sugar

Roasted plums are a fun and easy dessert that pairs well with any holiday options.

They’re sweet, slightly tart, and oodles of flavor.

This recipe is a great way to get your plums in the oven while they’re still juicy.

You can even make them ahead of time so you can enjoy them guiltless on Christmas Eve.

These plums are absolutely stunning when cut open.

They look like the inside of a peach!

21. Plum Compote

This plum compote is a fine dessert for those chilly evenings.

It’s light, buttery, and the perfect way to end a meal.

The tartness of the plums balances out all the sweetness from the sugar.

You can serve it with cakes or even on its own.

But if you want to get crazy and make something extra special, try toasting some cinnamon sticks before adding them to your mix.

22. Plum Frangipane Tart

This tart features fragrant plum and frangipane filling.

It’s a simple, buttery pastry crust with a bright, juicy filling.

The sweet-tart fruitiness is well balanced by the nutty frangipane.

If you’re looking for a quick dessert that’s also gourmet, look no further than this recipe.

23. Plum Amaretto Sorbet

Amaretto and plums are a fabulous combination.

This sorbet is an incredibly simple yet delicious recipe.

It’s made with just five ingredients, which most of us have on hand already: water, cream, amaretto liqueur, sugar, and plums (or apricots).

The flavors are light and sweet but also a little tart.

It has notes of berries, vanilla, and almonds.

When served from the jar in a glass bowl or cup like this one, it looks like snowflakes!

24. Ricotta Plum Cake

Before I get into the recipe, let me just say that this is a wonderful way to add some creaminess to your dessert.

This plum cake is sweetened with brown sugar and coated in coarse salt.

I like to top mine with dulce de leche or whipped cream for extra flavor and texture.

As you can see, it looks a little more rustic than most of the cakes on this list.

But if you’re looking for something different, give this one a try.

25. Yogurt Plum Cake

The first time I made this, I was blown away by how light and fluffy the cake is.

It’s also so moist, but not overly so, making it perfect for a warm summer day.

This recipe even comes with a simple “fun fact” that says you can use frozen blueberries to make the best blueberry flavor possible.

I couldn’t believe it at first!

The key to this cake is in the buttercream frosting.

It has so much flavor, and it’s actually a lighter version of the salted caramel glaze from above.

So next time you crave something sweet, try adding some rosewater or vanilla gel crystals over top.

25 Simple Plum Desserts 2

Ricotta Plum Cake

This plum cake is sweetened with brown sugar and coated in coarse salt. I like to top mine with dulce de leche or whipped cream for extra flavor and texture.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 1110 kcal


  • 6 ripe but firm plums
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup full fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • confectioner’s sugar


  • Set the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray, then place a circle of parchment paper on the bottom.
  • a springform pan with parchment paper inside
  • Your plums should be cut into thin slices. You’ll require enough to completely cover your cake’s top.
  • Mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder until thoroughly blended.
  • Place the batter in the pan that has been preheated, followed by the cut plums.
  • The plums should be covered in almonds. The almonds get a little more sugar on top, which gives the top a little more crunch.
  • Bake for 80–90 minutes, or until the center is barely cooked through. For a toothpick test to detect wet batter, use.
  • After the cake has cooled for ten minutes, loosen the edges with a thin spreading knife. Away with the outer ring.
  • Wait until the cake has cooled before sprinkling it with powdered sugar.



Calories: 1110kcalCarbohydrates: 215gProtein: 25gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 399mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 5gSugar: 147gVitamin A: 1058IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 265mgIron: 5mg
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