Make the most of this great-tasting ingredient in store now

Luscious, sweet and slightly tart, plums are a strong contender for our favourite stone fruit (though we’ve got a lot of love for nectarines, peaches and cherries too). They’re gorgeous in savoury dishes, especially light, bright salads (this 10-minute plum, spinach and cucumber recipe is a must-try). Plums make a winning partner for chocolate: try in place of cherries with a fondue, serve as an accompaniment to our new chocolate cake and keep your finger on the pulse with on-trend brookie (not a typo) ice cream sandwiches.

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