I had never in my life seen yellow plums, and so when i saw these in the fruit section of the supermarket i had to buy them. They had a lovely light delicate scent, a thin but very sour skin and a sweet juicy pulp. I ate a few and then began staring at the remaining 8 pieces. Now what do i do with these … obviously a voice inside me was screaming dessert … ! Not sure what i was going to do, i started with cutting the plums and poured some honey over it and cooking them gently for 4-5 mins. It caramalize the plums giving it a rich golden brown colour and a lovely fragrance. I tasted it … arrg it was too damn sour, so i threw in a few mint leaves ( yes i plucked them frm my garden :))) while it was still hot hoping it would help. But it was still too sour, so added 2 tbs of sugar. Still sour, but better. At this point only one thing was going through my mind.This has to be turned into a cheesecake. Only the cheese n cream will balance out the sweet n sour of the plums – and so i got to it. Whisked up the cream with a tbsp of caster sugar just till it was holding shape. Beat in the mascarpone and a tsp of almond syrup. Crushed digestive biscuits with my fingers as i wanted them to be coarse, i like a bit of crunch. Mixed in a bit of melted butter and pressed it down in the glass and chilled it a for a while. The rest is a piece of cake :)) pun intended :D. Mascarpone /plums/mascarpone/some more plums/garnish of mint leaves….Tada ! Dessert is ready. Don’t know how it tastes though. They’re chilling off in the fridge, will have them only after dinner. Keep u posted on how it turned out.


serves 2 – in glasses

  • 6 yellow plums
  • 1 tbsp natural honey
  • 2 tbsp sugar for the plums
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar for the cream
  • 4 tbsp whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tsp almond syrup or a few drops of extract
  • 2 digestive biscuits
  • 2 tsp melted butter
  • a few leaves of mint
* update :- i ate one and shared the other one with a friend, who said ” he’d never eaten anything like this before ! i should start selling this stuff here .” haha no i’m not bragging , seriously he wiped the glass clean and even ate the garnish. I’m glad it turned out gr8. In fact i’m having some guests over tomorrow for dinner. I just might repeat these 😀

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Comment :

noreply@blogger.com (Karan)

Cheesecake is my favourite food in the world!! And I’ve held that opinion well before I watched that “Friends” episode.. Hehe.. Anyway, yellow plums sound really interesting, I don’t think you get them here in India..No?

noreply@blogger.com (Patricia Scarpin)

Kate, I’m such a sucker for plums! This dessert is just heavenly!

noreply@blogger.com (Deborah)

I have never seen yellow plums before, but this looks wonderful! I love anything cheesecake, so I’m sure I would love these!

noreply@blogger.com (linda)

Yellow plums are new to me too. Great way of serving cheesecake! Looks delicious!

noreply@blogger.com (M&Ms...)

Love your photographs, presentation and ofcourse the recipes 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Kelly-Jane)

I love finding new fruit in the shops, it’s just fun! Your desserts look great, lovely presentation too.

I think I have seen yellow plums, but now I come to think of it, it must have been ages ago. All I can think of seing more recently is red or purple ones.

noreply@blogger.com (Garrett)

I must say, I am intrigued by the flavor profile.

noreply@blogger.com (Anita)

So interesting…I have never seen yellow plums before either! I love your presentation!

noreply@blogger.com (ces)

you’re back! good to know!
this is just lovely! i so love mascarpone! sounds like a good treat..maybe i can try this later for some friends…
good to have you back kate!

noreply@blogger.com (Kate)

Keri – i luv cheesecake too ! and yes no yellow plums in India:((

Patricia i’m not too big on the plum thingie specially if the skin is too sour, then i just suck out the sweet flesh and chuck the skin.But sometimes i just eat the whole thing :)But if i have to eat them this way…i’m ever ready.

deborah & linda it was my first time to ! and i agree with you anything tastes good in a cheesecake.

m&m’s thank your very much 😀

kelly-jane, thats another gr8 thing blogging has got me doing , picking up stuff i would’ve normally just passed by.I dont thing yellow plums are very common.

garrett i’m glad they caught your attention.Usually you’re the one trying out intriguing combinations in your little cupcakes.

thanks anita !! 😛

ces , u missed me did’nt ya ?? ::D i’m happy to back too.And yes pls do try it.they’ll love it i promise you.

noreply@blogger.com (Susan)

I’ve had yellow plums but never the way you’ve made them. What a light yet luscious dessert that is ideal for a dinner party. Thanks for the idea!

noreply@blogger.com (Tartelette)

I love “mirabelles” (yellow plums)…this souds exellent for a dinner party, indeed.

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