We have a plum tree now. And a completely overgrown peach tree. An another unidentified fruit tree. All crowded in our tiny green space of a backyard. I know nothing about caring for fruit trees. I actually had no idea the plums were ripe until I saw a squirrel perched up on the tree eating his fill of plums. He’s been back everyday, despite my threats. I’ve named him Pippy.
Everyday I go outside and pick whatever plums I can find before Pippy does. I gathered quite a few plums the other day and decided to roast them with brown sugar and balsamic. I recently discovered the glory of balsamic vinegar and plan on putting it on everything this summer. It gives the plums a deeper flavor while the brown sugar adds just a touch of sweetness. I think these would be divine over homemade ice cream.
RECIPE // Roasted Plums with Brown Sugar and Balsamic Vinegar from Bountiful.
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
A few sprigs of fresh thyme
1 pound of plums or pluots, halved, stones removed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Place the fruit, cut side up on a baking dish. Roast 15-25 minutes or until soft. Serve warm.