questionswhat can i do with lots of plums?

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Prune Juice is a Warrior's drink

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Why not let them ferment and make plum wine? Like all wines, it can be hit or miss, but why not try it if you have so many available?

You could also make plum jam.

Or dry them out to make prunes (pitting them might be difficult).

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Galette or clafotis is my vote

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@psumek: Had to look up those terms. There are a few recipes that sound yummy.

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You could throw them at people...

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Make your own wine. Or if you're not that adventurous, make your own sangria. :-)

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FedEx me a box of them. I love plums.

Plum:
wine
jam
jelly
preserves
pie
sauce

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I love plum jam. I only have one half-pint jar left, and am glad it's nearly time for them to be in season again. You should make plum jam with them. You can easily just put them up whole, too. Nothing like a dish of home-canned plums in the dead of winter, as a dessert, or a bed time snack.

Canning fruit is easy.

Do you know what kind of plums? What color are they? What color's the flesh when you cut them (could be red, green, dark purple, or medium purple)?

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ok. so you don't like plum jam, may i ask why? different types of plums taste different when made into jam (although i recommend puree-ing them and making jelly instead) also the amount of sweetener used makes a difference. ok. so you just want rid of some. have you considered taking some to some of the nearby churches, or asking other neighbors that don't have access to your yard. if you were anywhere near me i'd drive out to help pick and take a few bushel home with me.

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Holy cow, not a single person has suggested this yet?

Learn to juggle!

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@adadavis: Hilarious! I even read the comments even though I 1) have no intention of making jam, 2) have no access to plums, and 3) come to think of it, I'm not even sure I like plum jam! Now I'm going to check out your other "recipes" ...

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My vote for excess (especially purple prune) plums is zwetschgenkuchen, a German yeast-based plum cake. This explains it pretty well. Non-yeast versions can be tasty too. Bake a couple, then freeze halved, pitted plums in ziplock bags for your next kuchen-baking episode.

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I would take them to work and flush them down different toilets.

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@daveinsocal: I already know how to juggle. I prefer walnuts or tangerines, but unripe plums would probably work fairly well.

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@shrdlu: I don't know the exact kind of plums. The flesh is somewhere between a red and a medium purple, probably more a medium purple when they're ripe.

The reason I said I don't really like plum jam/jelly is that I don't really use jam/jelly. I've had a jar of raspberry jam in my refrigerator for a couple of years. Just not my thing.

The idea of making a plum bread is interesting. Might have to try that.

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@gt0163c: I see plum berliners here in Germany quite often. Not my thing since I don't like plums but berliners are always pretty tasty if you're really looking to get rid of them.

I send things in to my wife's work if I don't want them and they disappear pretty quickly, too. This is also what I do with baked goods so I don't end up eating the whole pan of whatever.