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Chef Creations

  • Apple-Walnut Greens with Chicken Dried Plums & Spiced Pecans

    Pureed apple lends creaminess without adding fat to the dressing of this main-dish salad. Buy pre-grilled chicken strips, or use leftover roast chicken instead.

  • Bharwan Tandoori Aloo

    Bharwan Tandoori Aloo

    Chef Shaju Zacharia has a distinguished career as Executive Chef for more than 20 years. He has worked with top hotel chains such as the Taj Group and Jaypee Hotels. He is also Vice President of the Indian Culinary Forum, India’s association of Professional chefs.

  • California Dried Plum Lemon Squares

    California Dried Plum Lemon Squares

    Lock in the moisture of these lemon squares with dried plums and add a rich, fruit flavor to contrast the tart citrus taste.

  • California Dried Plums Chutney Sauce

    California Dried Plums Chutney Sauce

    Add chopped dried plums to this condiment for an added sweetness and pair with your favorite South Asian dish or use as a spread or dipping sauce.

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Apple-Walnut Greens with Chicken Dried Plums & Spiced Pecans

Pureed apple lends creaminess without adding fat to the dressing of this main-dish salad. Buy pre-grilled chicken strips, or use leftover roast chicken instead.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Armagnac Ice Cream

This classic, creamy French ice cream, studded with Armagnac-soaked dried plums, is perfect for a special occasion. Serve with Dried Plum Financieres, or with your favorite pound cake recipe.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  12 Rating  

Arugula, Radicchio, Orange, and Dried Plum Salad

Crisp greens and oranges make this salad perfect for the winter months. The sweetness of the citrus and dried plums sets off the bite of the radicchio and arugula.

Prep Time  20 Minutes Cook Time  5 Minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Bharwan Tandoori Aloo

Chef Shaju Zacharia has a distinguished career as Executive Chef for more than 20 years. He has worked with top hotel chains such as the Taj Group and Jaypee Hotels. He is also Vice President of the Indian Culinary Forum, India’s association of Professional chefs.

Prep Time  30 mins Cook Time  30 mins Serves  6-8 Rating  

Braised Chicken Agrodolce with Dried Plums

Dried plums, cinnamon and red pepper give this braised chicken dish a Moroccan flavor. Serve with rice pilaf or couscous, and a crisp green salad.

Prep Time  20 min. Cook Time  1 hour 15 min. Serves  6 Rating  

California Dried Plum Lemon Squares

Lock in the moisture of these lemon squares with dried plums and add a rich, fruit flavor to contrast the tart citrus taste.

Prep Time  30 min. + Cook Time  45 min. Serves  9 Rating  

California Dried Plums Chutney Sauce

Add chopped dried plums to this condiment for an added sweetness and pair with your favorite South Asian dish or use as a spread or dipping sauce.

Prep Time  15 min. Cook Time  15 min. Serves   Rating  

Claypot Chicken with Dried Plums

As if being an award-winning chef isn't enough, Lemon Grass Restaurant owner, Mai Pham manages her nationally acclaimed, chic Sacramento eatery while serving up cookbooks, writing food columns and teaching at culinary institutions

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  25 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Coconut Ice Cream with Brandied Dried Plum and Banana Compote

Lemon Grass Restaurant owner, Mai Pham manages her nationally acclaimed, chic Sacramento eatery while serving up cookbooks, writing food columns for national publications and teaching at culinary institutions

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Cornmeal Flapjack with Dried Plums

Dried plums add an unusual twist to cornmeal flapjacks for brunch or breakfast.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  20 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Curried Pistachio Couscous

West African Lamb Stew and Curried Pistachio Couscous recipes created by Chef Quattara (Washington DC)

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Double Delight Salad with Creamy Asian Dressing

Created especially for The California Dried Plum Board by Chef Martin Yan, this salad breaks away from the bland iceberg lettuce salad.

Prep Time  30 minutes Cook Time   Serves  4 Rating  

Dried Fruit Pulao

Gourmet specialist Karen Anand is food consultant, writer, chef and businesswoman all rolled into one. With several books and three successful food shows under her belt, she has also been awarded the prestigious Food & Spirit Award by the French Government.

Prep Time  45 minutes Cook Time  20 minutes Serves  4-6 Rating  

Dried Plum Chocolate Pavé

Chef Gale Gand of Tru, in Chicago, adds dried plums to her decadent chocolate desserts. Gand, who loves cooking with these sweet, chewy nuggets of flavor, adds them because they provide a delicious layer of fruitiness to her recipes.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time   Serves  8 Rating  

Dried Plum Financieres

Tender almond financieres are a classic French pastry. Serve with Armagnac ice Cream.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  24 Rating  

Dried Plum Galettes

These puff pastry-based galettes couldn't be simpler--or better! Serve warm, with a cup of herb tea.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  20 minutes Serves  8 Rating  

Dried Plum Snack Skewers

Chef Susan Goss of Zinfandel (Chicago) created these easy fruit and cheese skewers for the California Dried Plum Board.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time   Serves  8 Rating  

Dried Plum Tart with Almond Cookie Crust

A tender almond cookie crust spread with dried plums and apricot preserves is topped with a pastry lattice before baking.

Prep Time  40 minutes Cook Time  35 - 40 minutes Serves  12 Rating  

Dried Plum and Ginger Wontons

Chef Martin Yan created these dried plum-filled dessert wontons especially for the California Dried Plum Board.

Prep Time  25 minutes Cook Time  20 minutes Serves  24 Rating  

Dried Plum and Walnut Caramel Tart

This oh-so-elegant tart features dried plums and walnuts in a creamy caramel filling. A drizzle of bittersweet chocolate adds the crowning touch. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a cup of strong, hot coffee.

Prep Time  25 minutes Cook Time  1 hour Serves  16 Rating  

Dried Plums with Bacon and Fresh Goat Cheese

A quick and easy, make ahead, recipe for holiday entertaining. Broil the bacon-wrapped dried plums just before serving.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes Serves  12 Rating  

Fennel Salad with Dried Plums, Manchego Cheese and Prosciutto

The wonderful winter salad of fennel, dried plums, manchego cheese and prosciutto was created for the California Dried Plum Board by Joanne Weir.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time   Serves  8 Rating  

Filet of Beef with Port-Glazed Dried Plums

A sauce of port and dried plums is the elegant accompaniment to beef tenderloin steaks.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  45 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Gale's Famous Truffles

These truffles are for chocolate lovers only! Use the best-quality chocolate you can find for these indulgent morsels.

Prep Time  1 1/4 hours Cook Time   Serves  48 Rating  

Italian Dried Plum Red Wine Vinaigrette

The mustard and shallots in this vinaigrette make it the perfect complement for more strongly flavored salad greens like arugala or watercress.

Prep Time  5 minutes Cook Time   Serves  20 Rating  

Loin of Pork w/ Dried Plum Stuffing

A simple pork roast becomes extra-special when stuffed with dried plums. Fluffy couscous is the perfect accompaniment to this classic dish.

Prep Time  20 min. Cook Time  1 hour, 10 min. Serves  6 Rating  

Low Fat Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Versatile dried plum puree stands in for the fat in this light version of blueberry muffins.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  25 minutes Serves  18 Rating  

Madame Salemblers Potatoes with Dried Plums

For a deliciously different gratin, layer potatoes with port-steeped dried plums, pour over nutmeg-scented half-and-half and bake until tender and golden. Perfect with roasted meat or poultry.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  1 1/2 hrs Serves  8 Rating  

Moroccan Lamb with Dried Plums and Honey

Looking for something to cook for dinner tonight? Try this healthier lamb recipe that incorporates dried plums. Fruit and meat often go hand-in-hand in Moroccan cuisine, as in this gently spiced lamb stew with dried plums. Serve with fluffy couscous and a sprinkling of sesame seed.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  1 1/2 hours Serves  6 Rating  

Mushroom-Herb Stuffing with Dried Plums

Dried plums, celery and mushrooms tossed with toasted bread cubes, stock and wine bake up into a stuffing that's moist, golden brown, and a delicious addition to any holiday meal.

Prep Time  25 min. Cook Time  1 hour, 45 min. Serves  8 Rating  

Palak Kababs

Chef Shaju Zacharia has a distinguished career as Executive Chef for more than 20 years. He has worked with top hotel chains such as the Taj Group and Jaypee Hotels. He is also Vice President of the Indian Culinary Forum, India’s association of Professional chefs.

Prep Time  20 mins Cook Time  30 mins Serves  6-8 Rating  

Plum Good Jamaican Chicken

Bell peppers, lime juice, dried plums and Jamaican jerk seasoning create a Caribbean flavor palette that's a natural with chicken. Serve with rice to soak up the sauce.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Pork Medallions with Plum-Onion Marmalade

Pan-fry pork tenderloin, then whip up a pan sauce with onions, dried plums, honey and vinegar, with a touch of fresh mint for bold flavor.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Roast Pork Stuffed with Chili Glazed Dried Plums

Pork loin garnished with chili-glazed plums is a stunning centerpiece for a dinner party or holiday gathering. The sweet and spicy flavors are complex and satisfying.

Prep Time  35 minutes Cook Time  1 hour, 45 minutes Serves  8 Rating  

Salmon with Spiced Marsala Plum Sauce

Grilled salmon really shines when served with a sauce of dried plums, aromatic spices and Marsala. If you don't have a grill, the sauce is also great with broiled salmon.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  30 minutes Serves  8 Rating  

Savory Dried Plum & Sausage Omelet

Everyone has their own omelet preference, but when they try this dried plum, pepper and sausage-stuffed version, they'll have a new favorite.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  2 Rating  

West African Lamb Stew

Peanut butter gives a taste of Africa to this lamb stew, made with potatoes, dried plums and coconut milk. Serve with Curried Pistachio Couscous to soak up the sauce.

Prep Time  15 min Cook Time  2 hours, 45 min Serves  10 Rating  
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