3 Plum Recipes from “Ripe” by Nigel Slater

Baking,In Season,Recipes,Summer
May 16, 2012

Nigel Slater, Britain's premier food writer, explores 23 fruits in his new book "Ripe." We are featuring three of his best plum recipes: Plum Pie, Poached Plums with Spice and Ginger and Plum Crumble Tart.

Jonathon Lovekin

Nigel Slater, Britain’s foremost food writer, takes a turn in the garden in his passionate guide to fruit, Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard (Ten Speed Press, 2012). Equal parts cookbook and primer on produce and gardening, Slater explores 23 types of fruit and offers up a stunning array of tempting recipes for each. Here are three of our plumy picks.


Recipes reprinted with permission from Nigel Slater’s Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard (Ten Speed Press, 2012).


Plum Pie

A single crust pie is a perfect way to showcase ripe, juicy plums.


Poached Plums with Spices and Ginger

Star anise, cloves and chopped ginger are cooked into a sweet syrup for poaching plums.


Plum Crumble Tart

This sweet plum tart will redefine your image of classic summertime crumbles.


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