Have fun creating variations on this quick-and-easy snack or breakfast item with your favorite yogurt flavors and canned fruits. Stick to nonfat yogurt and fruit canned in its own juice for lower fat and calories.
Dried plums steeped in Armagnac brandy with orange zest, cinnamon and cloves makes a perfect holiday gift. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or rich chocolate cake.
Sweet Moroccan spices scent this refreshing carrot and dried plum salad, tossed with a tangy lemon juice dressing.
Looking for a healthy recipe idea using dried plums? Bulgur has all the benefits of whole wheat, but it’s pre-cooked so you can put together a delicious salad in minutes. California Dried Plums, oranges and loads of fresh herbs add even more nutritional benefits.
Looking for a new healthier breakfast recipe idea? Chocolate-y dried plum and crunchy cereal clusters are unusual, yet easy to make.
Looking for a breakfast bar recipe idea? Spread dried plums and apricot jam over an oatmeal crust. The result? Tasty, nutrition-packed oatmeal bars.
Dried plums are wrapped in sliced turkey breast to make a quick and easy hors d'oeuvre.
A classic treat.
Simple skewers of feta cheese and dried plums are made special with a drizzle of honey and crushed fennel seeds.
Dried plums steeped in exotic jasmine tea top creamy Greek-style yogurt to enjoy at breakfast or as a healthy, fat-free snack.
Simmer dried plums in port wine to marry the flavors, then let them sit overnight in the cooking liquid to plump up.
Let these orange-infused dried plums stand overnight and they will grow plumper and the juice will thicken. Serve with a drizzle of cream or sour cream, if desired.
Dried plum puree makes this version of the classic fudge pudding cake lighter than usual. As the cake bakes, the fudge sauce forms on the bottom.
Try these mustard and honey-glazed carrots with dried plums as a side dish with roast chicken, or with pan-fried pork chops.
Orange-glazed sweet potatoes sprinkled with crystallized ginger will find a place at any holiday meal alongside ham, turkey or roast pork.
Mix turkey, dried plums and celery with a light but zesty yogurt dressing and pile into whole-wheat pita for a healthy, satisfying salad pocket.
At your next holiday party, serve this spicy combination of prune juice and apple cider in mugs with cinnamon sticks for garnish.
Moist and delicious, this low-fat version of banana bread is a healthy dessert or tea-time snack.
Versatile dried plum puree stands in for the fat in this light version of blueberry muffins.
Pumpkin and dried plum purees combine in a moist and spicy quick bread. It tastes rich, but it's low in fat for guilt-free snacking.
This hearty winter vegetable stew gets an extra boost of protein when it's served over quinoa, a nutritious grain from Peru.
Cream cheese spread with dried plums and walnuts shows its versatility as a sandwich filling, dip for apple slices, or on crackers or celery sticks.
This compote is a refreshing first course or a delicious non-fat dessert. If blood oranges are available, they work beautifully in this dish.
Sweet and spicy dried plum salsa goes great with roast or grilled pork or chicken.
Looking for snack bars recipes incorporating nutritious dried plums? Rolled oats, dried plums and peanut butter join forces in these satisfying Peanutter Bars. Tasty and nutritious, they're perfect for snacking or tucking into lunch boxes.
Plum and raspberry granita is a wonderful fat-free alternative to ice cream when you're craving a frozen treat. And you don't even need an ice cream freezer to make it!
Try these delicious muffins for a seasonal treat.
Looking breakfast bar recipe ideas? Dried plums and rolled oats are layered, then baked to crunchy golden goodness for healthy snacking.
Dried plum puree adds moisture and richness to a variety of baked goods. It can often be found in the baking goods section of your supermarket.
Fat-free cream cheese blended with dried plums, walnuts, cinnamon and orange juice creates a lighter spread for bagels, crackers or fruit.
Using dried plum bits adds a nice, sweet and chewy texture to this dish, dried plums bring out more of the chocolate flavors providing a unique and flavorful combination.
Recipe created by Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, for the California Dried Plum Board (www.californiadriedplums.org)
Fresh kale sautéed with cumin, mustard seed, chili flakes, ginger and California dried plums, garnished with toasted coconut.
Make a batch of this spicy dried plum salsa to serve with chicken, pork chops or fish.
Serve this spice-scented variation on stewed dried plums hot or cold, as a condiment with pork, ham or turkey.
Apples and dried plums simmer down to a tangy chutney with vinegar, brown sugar and spices. Try it with ham, smoked turkey or pork.
Steamed dried plums make delicious confections. Stuff with walnuts, candied lemon or orange peel, chopped dried fruit, raisins, chocolate or marshmallows and rolled in powdered sugar.
Stewed dried plums are the cornerstone of a healthy breakfast. Add to oatmeal, or stir into yogurt or cottage cheese.
Orange and cloves make this variation of stewed dried plums just a little more festive. Serve warm or cold at breakfast or, slightly sweetened, as dessert.
Stir chopped dried plums and orange marmalade into yogurt, then spread on bread and cut into quarters for elegant tea sandwiches.
The bay leaves lend a subtle flavor to these kabobs--use fresh ones if you can. Serve one skewer as an appetizer, or 2 as an entree with rice pilaf and a salad.
There's no fat, but lots of flavor in this quick and easy pineapple, banana and dried plum smoothie. Perfect for breakfast on the go.
A soy sauce-based marinade flavors grilled chicken breast in this entree salad. The same marinade dresses the mixture of broccoli, carrots, bell peppers and dried plums that's served alongside.