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Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds

Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds

When we bought our house, one of the selling points was the plum tree along the fence. I knew we would enjoy eating ripe, juicy plums right off the tree every summer. So far, we have, but the tree has gone above and beyond our wildest dreams. It must really like us, because it keeps producing buckets and buckets of plums. To use up some of our plums, I made a special treat for breakfast, roasted plums with Greek yogurt, honey, and almonds. After one bite, I knew I would be making this plum recipe again.

I love oven roasting tomatoes, asparagus, winter vegetables, etc., so why not try roasting some of our never ending plums? I drizzled the plums with honey and sprinkled them with brown sugar and cinnamon. The oven did the rest of the work. I love the flavor roasting brings out in just about everything and I was not disappointed with roasted plums. The flavor was intense-sweet, tart, and juicy.

I spooned the roasted plums over a dish of creamy Greek yogurt. I added a dab of honey and chopped almonds to finish off my refreshing breakfast treat. The tender, shiny plums melted in my mouth and left me with a new love for my plum tree. A true celebration of summer.

Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds

Yield: Serves 4

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes


1 pound plumbs, pitted and cut in half
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
24 ounces Greek yogurt
Drizzle of honey
Almonds, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine plums, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well.

3. Pour plums onto the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until plums are soft and juicy. Make sure you stir the plums at least once. Remove from oven and let cool.

4. Put yogurt into serving dishes or bowls. Top yogurt with roasted plums, a drizzle of honey, and almonds. Serve immediately.

*Note-roasted plums are also good on frozen yogurt and ice cream.

If you like this roasted plum recipe, you might also like:

Roasted Plum & Creamy Chai Rice Pudding from Sweet Tartelette
Roasted Plums with Tarragon Ice Cream from Cannelle et Vanille
Sugar-Roasted Plums with Balsamic and Rosemary Syrup from Serious Eats

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66 Responses to “Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds”

  1. Erica — August 30, 2010 @ 4:29 am

    This is like a super fancy parfait…I love it. I wish we had fruit trees. Maybe I need to look into planting some! I wonder what grows well in SC. Hmmm…beautiful work on another great dish Maria

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — August 30, 2010 @ 4:32 am

    I would love to have a plum tree! Or any fruit tree for that matter. :)

  3. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — August 30, 2010 @ 4:54 am

    I love this combination of flavors, so yummy! This is the second plum recipe I’ve seen so far today….guess it’s that time of year! =)

  4. Heather (heather's dish) — August 30, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    i love that your recipes sound so decadent and amazing but are actually healthy for you! yum!

  5. Rosa — August 30, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    A marvelous combination! So droolworthy…



  6. alison — August 30, 2010 @ 5:55 am

    This is my kind of recipe! I love Greek yogurt on anything and this looks great!

  7. marla {family fresh cooking} — August 30, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    Maria, love your breakfast treat today. It is so pretty. Lucky you to have all those plums in your yard. xo

  8. Traci — August 30, 2010 @ 6:16 am

    Great idea! I’m going to try it with all those pluots I bought at Sunflower last week! :)

  9. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks — August 30, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I had just yogurt and honey for breakfast, wish I could have had the roasted plums too. YUM!

  10. Stephanie (Fresh Tart) — August 30, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Yum Maria, fabulous idea. Would be a gorgeous dessert too!

  11. Jenny Flake — August 30, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    Beautiful, I love the looks of this recipe!!

  12. Kim @ Two Good Cookies — August 30, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Oh my goodness. This looks so good. And so healthy! I’m not sure I can handle that! I can’t wait to get some fruit producers planted in my yard!

  13. the urban baker — August 30, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Plums are one of my all time favorite fruit. I love roasting stone fruit and these plums are no exception! Lucky you – for having a glorious plum tree!

  14. bridget {bake at 350} — August 30, 2010 @ 8:31 am

    This sounds delicious and SO comforting!

  15. Naomi — August 30, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    The perfect breakfast!

  16. Tracy — August 30, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    Gorgeous plums! I am jealous of your plum tree. :-)

  17. Mary — August 30, 2010 @ 9:33 am

    Your plum tree is a gift that keeps on giving. This makes a fabulous breakfast or dessert. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  18. Michelle — August 30, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    We love plums and it’s so nice that you have your own tree!!

  19. Lizzy @ LBBakes — August 30, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    This sounds so simple, but so delicious! You are so lucky to have a plum tree. I love plums and would probably overdose on them if I were in your shoes. 😉 I pass a house with peach trees (pretty atypical here in NY) on my morning runs, and always want to grab a couple! But I resist. :)

  20. Pam — August 30, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    Roasting fruits and veggies is my favorite. I wish I had this dish for breakfast right now.

  21. Jen @ How To: Simplify — August 30, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous! What a delicious looking dish!

  22. Amy from She Wears Many Hats — August 30, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I love roasting vegetables and fruit – nothing better. This is an old favorite way to enjoy fruit around here, and healthier too. Unfortunately, I tend to forget to take this route, opting for more sugar laden desserts. This will have to change. Thanks for the reminder.

    And, I’m jealous of your plum treat. How cool is that?

    • twopeas replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 10:30 am

      We are lucky we have a plum tree. Wish you were closer, we would share:)

  23. Joanne — August 30, 2010 @ 10:23 am

    Roasted fruits somehow manages to instantly transform them into a decadent dessert. I love how you dressed up these plums! And so cool that you have a plum tree!

  24. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — August 30, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    This sounds so good! I have never gotten into the habit of eating (or baking with) plums, but this totally makes me want to jump right in!

    • Barbara | VinoLuciStyle replied: — August 30th, 2010 @ 11:18 am

      I had never done that much with plums either Michelle until I made my first plum tart; and then could have kicked myself several times over as I wondered..’why not?’ You must try them for desserts; for me they rival peaches in baked desserts and a way I make the preparation really easy? I typically ignore the call to peel them. Have never noticed anything suffer from not going to that trouble!

      • twopeas replied: — September 3rd, 2010 @ 7:10 am

        I usually don’t peel them either. I don’t mind the skins!

  25. Brooke (Baking with Basil) — August 30, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    I’ve never had a roasted plum. I’m very intrigued!

  26. Cristie — August 30, 2010 @ 11:34 am

    Plums are one of my favorite fruits. You are so lucky to have a tree of your very own! Roasted plums must be delicious, I will be trying this. Have a wonderful week :)

  27. pigpigscorner — August 30, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    Very nice with the roasted plums!

  28. DessertForTwo — August 30, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    I would definitely take into consideration the fruit trees when deciding on a house! In fact, I might buy an ugly house with a ton of fruit trees versus a pretty house with a bare yard! This looks like a decadent (but healthy) breakfast-love those! Thanks :)

  29. susan from food blogga — August 30, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    Just gorgeous! I’ll link to this recipe when I post my Greek yogurt, fig, and honey dessert later this week!

  30. Suzanne Collier — August 30, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    I love all things roasted, too! And I’m so jealous over your plum tree!!! Can’t wait to try this, as Greek yogurt is a staple around our house. Excellent!

  31. grace — August 30, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    plums are useless to me unless they’re roasted. great variation on a tasty yogurt breakfast!

  32. Megan — August 30, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

    You did it again Maria. Another simple yet delicious recipe! Lucky you to buy a tree and get a house! 😉 LOL Wish I had a tree, or lived next door!

  33. Brittany — August 30, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    That looks amazing!

  34. Kalynskitchen — August 30, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    This definitely sounds like a treat. What a great breakfast.

  35. Wenderly — August 30, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    I just bought some Greek yogurt this afternoon, what a fantastic idea for an end of summer celebration!! My Yanni will be in heaven….these are ALL of our *favorite* things!

  36. Amanda — August 30, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    That sounds awesome Maria!! Beautiful too!

  37. Brilynn — August 30, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

    My Grandma used to have a plum tree and they always remind me of being at her house! Roasted plums are great!

  38. Shannon — August 31, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    so lucky with those plums!! this sounds fabulous :)

  39. Elle — August 31, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    What a great idea! I never thought of roasting fruit like that–must try. So jealous that you have a plum tree!

  40. kat — August 31, 2010 @ 7:26 am

    Oh, I bet roasted plums are great

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