The scent of cardamom and luscious dried plums make this coffee cake a bit out of the ordinary. Vary the crunchy topping with walnuts or pecans, instead of almonds.
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.
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.
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.
Lock in the moisture of these lemon squares with dried plums and add a rich, fruit flavor to contrast the tart citrus taste.
These delectable cookies are "packed" with dried plums, nuts and chocolate. They're perfect for lunch boxes, an after school treat, or snacking any time of day.
Bittersweet chocolate drizzled on top gives this tart a glamorous touch. Serve a thin wedge with a dollop of softly whipped cream.
Sweet spices scent these chewy, dried plum-studded cookies. They're sure to become a cookie jar favorite!
This cheesecake is a chocolate lover's delight, with a crushed cookie crust and chocolate-cream cheese filling complemented with pureed dried plums.
Quick and easy to make our Chocolate Covered Sugar Plums make gift giving fun. And even better to receive!
Mix and match fillings and toppings to create your favorite versions of these stuffed dried plums for holiday gifting or parties.
Chocolate-dried plum filling with a coconut-almond topping make these bars a moist and chewy treat.
The secret of these chocolate-dipped dried plums? Crunchy toasted rice cereal and peanut butter!
Chocolate, walnuts and dried plum filling tucked into puff pastry pockets make an extra-special dessert when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A layer of dried plum puree and walnuts is the surprise touch in this cranberry-studded holiday cake.
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
This do-ahead dessert, combining Armagnac-soaked dried plums and creamy coffee mousse, is the perfect conclusion to an elegant dinner.
Dried plums enrobed in a peanut butter coating, then rolled in candy sprinkles, are a great addition to your holiday cookie plate.
This fragrant cake, full of dried plums, walnuts and sweet spices, will "disappear" before your very eyes!
Prepared pudding snacks, layered with dried plum filling and peanuts, are the secret of this quick and easy parfait.
Pretzels, dried plums and white chocolate make up these tasty "haystack" treats.
If you thought chocolate chip cookies couldn't get any better, try this version with a touch of dried plum puree and you may just change your mind.
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.
Tender almond financieres are a classic French pastry. Serve with Armagnac ice Cream.
These puff pastry-based galettes couldn't be simpler--or better! Serve warm, with a cup of herb tea.
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.
There's a delicious surprise tucked inside these brownies--a blend of dried plums, cream cheese, and walnuts.
A tender almond cookie crust spread with dried plums and apricot preserves is topped with a pastry lattice before baking.
Chef Martin Yan created these dried plum-filled dessert wontons especially for the California Dried Plum Board.
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.
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.
These truffles are for chocolate lovers only! Use the best-quality chocolate you can find for these indulgent morsels.
Brandy adds a festive touch to Holiday Dried Fruit Tart. The pastry uses toasted almonds for a delicious nutty flavor.
A rich cream cheese dough with a hint of lemon folded around dried plum filling creates delectable pastry "flowers".
Recipe courtesy of Toshihiko Yoroizuka, a popular pastry chef and owner and chef of Toshi Yoroizuka for the California Dried Plum Board.
Looking for a healthy dessert recipe using dried plums? California Dried Plum purée can make your favorite baked treats healthier, by adding moisture.while decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in a standard brownie recipe. And the scrumptious flavor of dried plums is truly indulgent!
Individual dried plum-studded chocolate cakes are baked a little less than usual so that the centers stay moist and gooey. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm, with a dollop of softly whipped cream.
This compote is a refreshing first course or a delicious non-fat dessert. If blood oranges are available, they work beautifully in this dish.
Why wait for summer? You can enjoy a fruit-packed cobbler any time of the year, with this version that uses canned peaches and dried plums.
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!
If you are looking for a healthier breakfast recipe idea, look no further. This dried plum-studded skillet pancake bakes up in a jiffy, so you can enjoy it any day of the week.
Bread pudding doesn't get much better than this version, layered with rum-soaked dried plums. It's especially good served warm with whipped cream.
Ice cream comes in a lot more than 32 flavors--try this star anise-infused version for something really different. Topped with poached dried plums and pears, it will make you forget all about plain old vanilla!
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.