Friday, August 31, 2012

Plums, Plums, and More Plums!

Fruit harvest season is in full swing! Here are a couple recipes from our fruit tree harvest volunteers for tasty ways to use all those plums. 

Are you a fruit tree owner with  an overflowing tree? Or do you want to help harvest fruit in your neighborhood to donate to local food banks and meal programs? Get involved with the Community Fruit Tree Harvest

Jan's Berry Cobbler

Our stellar fruit tree harvest volunteer Jan Foster sent us this cobbler recipe. She likes to use half raspberries and half Italian prune plums. You can use frozen fruit - no need to thaw ahead of time. 

Jan writes, "When you look at this recipe, you think, 'There is NO WAY this is going to work out,' but trust me, it does!!!"

berry cobbler
  • 4-6 cups berries or chopped fruit
  • ¾ cup sugar 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 3 Tbsp margarine 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • Pinch of salt  
  1. Put fruit in 8x12 pan 
  2. Mix together sugar, salt, margarine, baking powder and flour as if making a pie crust (cut in the butter with knives): 
  3. Add milk to dry mixture, and pour over fruit. 
  4. Mix together topping ingredients, and sprinkle over dough
  5. Pour 1 cup boiling water over the entire pan 
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

washed and halved


Joyce Moty, another of our fruit harvest volunteers, sent us this easy recipe for plumsicles. It works best with Italian prune plums (or other firmer plums). 
  1. Cut in half and remove the stone.  
  2. Freeze separately on a cookie sheet.  
  3. Store in a plastic freezer bag.  
  4. Eat as you please for a frozen tasty treat

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