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    Anytime Plum Treat

    Stuff luscious California dried plums with walnut halves, then roll in granulated sugar to make Anytime Plum Treats. They're great for lunchboxes, holidays or healthy snacking -- anytime! Recipe courtesy of Cathi L.

  • bacon wrapped dried plums

    Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums

    These cocktail tidbits have a stuffing of cream cheese, celery and artichoke that's a creamy contrast to the crisp grilled bacon that wraps the dried plums.

  • Photo of Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums

    Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums

    Quick and easy to make our Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums make gift giving fun. And even better to receive!

  • Photo of Chocolate Dipped Dried Plums

    Chocolate Dipped Dried Plums

    Mix and match fillings and toppings to create your favorite versions of these stuffed dried plums for holiday gifting or parties.

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Anytime Plum Treat

Stuff luscious California dried plums with walnut halves, then roll in granulated sugar to make Anytime Plum Treats. They're great for lunchboxes, holidays or healthy snacking -- anytime! Recipe courtesy of Cathi L.

Prep Time  10 Minutes Cook Time  0 Serves  30 pieces 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  

Bacon-Wrapped Dried Plums

These cocktail tidbits have a stuffing of cream cheese, celery and artichoke that's a creamy contrast to the crisp grilled bacon that wraps the dried plums.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

California Dried Plum & Granola Napoleon over Soft Ripened Brie

Layers of Brie sandwiched with a filling of dried plums, almonds and granola make a perfect party or buffet dish.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  5 minutes Serves  16 Rating  

California Harvest Stuffing

This savory cornbread stuffing with dried plums, sausage, pecans and sage goes great with roast turkey, but it's so good you'll want to serve it all year round with pork, chicken, or just on its own.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  30 minutes Serves  8 Rating  

Caramelized Pecan & Dried Plum Tart

Bittersweet chocolate drizzled on top gives this tart a glamorous touch. Serve a thin wedge with a dollop of softly whipped cream.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  30 - 40 Minutes Serves  9 Rating  

Chipotle Pork Stew with Dried Plums

Slow simmering lets the pork absorb the complex flavors of chiles, orange and spices. Dried plums and an array of vegetables add the finishing touch.

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

Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums

Quick and easy to make our Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums make gift giving fun. And even better to receive!

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  10 minutes Serves  24 Rating  

Chocolate Dipped Dried Plums

Mix and match fillings and toppings to create your favorite versions of these stuffed dried plums for holiday gifting or parties.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time   Serves  12 (2 each) Rating  

Chocolate Macaroon Bars

Chocolate-dried plum filling with a coconut-almond topping make these bars a moist and chewy treat.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  45 minutes Serves  24 Rating  

Coast to Coast Holiday Cake

A layer of dried plum puree and walnuts is the surprise touch in this cranberry-studded holiday cake.

Prep Time  20 min. Cook Time  1 hour, 50 min. Serves  14 Rating  

Confetti Bites

Dried plums enrobed in a peanut butter coating, then rolled in candy sprinkles, are a great addition to your holiday cookie plate.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time   Serves  24 Rating  

Dried Plum Hamantaschen

These dried plum and nut-filled cookies are a must for the Jewish holiday of Purim, but they're just as good all year round.

Prep Time  30 minutes Cook Time  30 minutes Serves  10 Rating  

Dried Plum and Goat Cheese Strudel

Dried plums and goat cheese rolled in puff pastry (store bought for convenience) are baked until golden make, then sliced, for an unusual appetizer.

Prep Time  20 minutes Cook Time  25 minutes Serves  12 Rating  

Dried Plums Stuffed with Walnuts

Prep Time   Cook Time   Serves  Makes 24 stuffed dried plums 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  

Endive & Chicken Salad with Dried Plums

Sharp, tangy winter greens contrast beautifully with the creaminess of blue cheese and the sweetness of dried plums. This salad is a great way to use leftover roast chicken.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time   Serves  6 Rating  

Glazed Sweet Potatoes & Dried Plums with Ginger

Orange-glazed sweet potatoes sprinkled with crystallized ginger will find a place at any holiday meal alongside ham, turkey or roast pork.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  55 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Harvest Squash & Dried Plums

Try something different this Thanksgiving--baked acorn squash filled with dried plums, brown sugar, orange peel and ginger with make your family forget all about candied yams.

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  35 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Holiday Brisket

Beef brisket, braised until fork tender with carrots, sweet potatoes and dried plums, is a warming winter meal, especially when served with potato latkes or egg noodles.

Prep Time  15 min Cook Time  4 hours, 45 min Serves  8 Rating  

Holiday Dressing with Dried Plums and Cornbread

For extra sweetness and nutrition, gold medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin adds dried plums to a holiday dressing made with cornbread, country bread and crunchy pecans.

Prep Time  overnight Cook Time  1 hour Serves  12 Rating  

Holiday Dried Fruit Tart

Brandy adds a festive touch to Holiday Dried Fruit Tart. The pastry uses toasted almonds for a delicious nutty flavor.

Prep Time  30 minutes Cook Time  1 hour Serves  8 Rating  

Hot & Spicy Cider

At your next holiday party, serve this spicy combination of prune juice and apple cider in mugs with cinnamon sticks for garnish.

Prep Time  5 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes Serves  4 Rating  

Lumpia with Dried Plum Purée

Natalie Coughlin’s Lumpia with Dried Plum Purée, made with wholesome ingredients including nutrient-packed dried plums, is perfect for casual get-togethers or formal affairs.

Prep Time  30 min. Cook Time  25 min. Serves  24 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  

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  

Orange-Honey Glazed Chicken with Matzo-Dried Plum Dressing

Chicken and dressing bake separately so that each is done to perfection. Matzo makes an interesting change from the usual breadcrumbs in the dressing.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  1 hour Serves  4 Rating  

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Tomato Sauce and California Dried Plums

Chipotle tomato sauce gets its deep, rich flavor and a subtle sweetness from California Dried Plums, with the added benefit of dried plums’ antioxidant power and fiber. It goes great with roasted pork tenderloin, but why not try it with chicken, fish or even on pasta?

Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  55 minutes Serves  6 Rating  

Spiced Dried Plums

Serve this spice-scented variation on stewed dried plums hot or cold, as a condiment with pork, ham or turkey.

Prep Time  10 minutes Cook Time  1 hour Serves  6 Rating  

Winter Compote of Fruit

This is a dish that is made for the dried fruits of winter, deeply delicious, sweet, yet balanced with the lovely acidic quality of good quality coffee. Nearly any kind of citrus and dried fruits will do; we suggest quite a few but use whatever you like best. Mix just a few or a lot, as available.

Prep Time  - Cook Time  - Serves  12 Rating  
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