The under-appreciated stone fruit deserves to be celebrated for its jewel-like color, its sweet tart flavor, and its juicy jammy texture when cooked.

You may not like the idea of turning on the oven on a hot day, but this recipe only cooks for a short time and is totally worth it. I use my toaster oven which heats up and cools down quickly.

Honey Roasted Plums with Thyme and Olive Oil

adapted from JoyTheBaker at The Iron You

Ingredients:

  • 6 (not too ripe) plums, cut in half and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons honey (pick one with a mild taste)
  • A good drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and place a rack in the middle.
  2. Place halved plums in an 8×8-inch square baking pan, cut side up.
  3. Drizzle with honey, olive oil, sprinkle with thyme leaves and salt.
  4. Roast for about 12-14 minutes, or until the plums are cooked through and the honey starts to caramelize and glazes the plums.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve as it is or with ice-cream, yogurt or creme fraiche. Serves 4.

Cook’s Note: Roasted plums will last in an airtight container in the refrigeration for up to three days.

Super easy and super quick – this is a delicious treat for any night of the week or a dazzling dessert for a late summer/early fall al fresco dinner party.

Don’t forget to check our recipe archive for more pleasing plum dishes.