Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Plum Jam with Cinnamon Pancakes

"Stone Fruits" are not the most attractive term to reference fruit. However, these fruits - plums, peaches and cherries - are in many cases the best of the summer season. For some reason, I never liked plums as a child growing up. It is the one fruit I remember not liking. My sister who was considered the "picky eater" loved them. So as I was perusing the fresh fruit at Greenlife, I saw the beautiful plums and decided it was time we made up.

At first I made some skillet jam with black plums. And then I decided to add them on top of some cinnamon pancakes for my weekend breakfast. I found that cinnamon complimented the plums very well.

It was a great breakfast to reunite with this particularly wonderful stone fruit. I can't wait to continue this courtship.

Plum Jam
6 plums roughly chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

Add all ingredients in a skillet and cook on medium until plums fall apart and mixture reduces (about 20 minutes) and thickens.

Cinnamon Pancakes
2 cups self rising flour
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine ingredients and whisk in a mixing bowl. Cook in a skillet with 1 tbsp of butter on medium. Makes roughly 8 large pancakes or 16 small. Pour plum jam on top.


  1. I haven't had a plum in forever!! I will be changing that soon when I make this. Cinnamon & most stone fruits seem to work nicely together I've discovered.

  2. This looks great! And not so difficult - my favorite kind of breakfast recipe. Amanda

  3. These look tempting! The plums are fully in season here, might give the recipe a try!

  4. This looks wonderful. What a perfect way to start the day.


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