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Best of the season: Flavorking plums

Have you tried the plums that taste like bubblegum? Taste our irresistible Flavorking plums, available in store now, before their short-but-sweet season is over

Meet the plum that tastes like bubblegum

Our Flavorking plums must be tasted to be believed. They have a natural flavour that's mellow and candy-sweet – a bit like bubblegum. These juicy ripe fruits are at their best right now, but hurry – they won't be around for long. Pick some up in store and try the easy recipe ideas below.

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Winter Eton mess

8 Flavorking plums, halved, stones removed
2 tbsp honey
2 blood oranges
8 meringue nests
400ml double cream
100g chopped roasted pistachios

Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Place the plums in a baking tray and drizzle with the honey, then bake for 20-30 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool. Chop the blood oranges into segments, discarding the peel. Crush half the meringues. Whisk the cream until soft and stir through the crushed meringues, half the pistachios, half the roasted plums and half the oranges. Spoon the creamy mixture on top of the remaining four meringue nests, then finish with the remaining plums, oranges and pistachios.

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Flavorking plum rice pudding

120g pudding or risotto rice
800ml almond milk
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
8 Flavorking plums, halved, stones removed
50g caster sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
Toasted flaked almonds, to serve

Place the rice, milk, half the maple syrup, vanilla and 200 ml water in a large pan. Stir to combine then cook for 45-60 minutes, stirring now and again, until soft and creamy. Meanwhile, make the roasted plums. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, then place the plums, cut-side up, in a roasting tin. Sprinkle with the sugar and nestle the cinnamon sticks in the tray. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the plums halfway through. Top the cooked rice pudding with the plums, the remaining maple syrup and the almonds.

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Easy roasted plums

They're delicious eaten as they are, but our Flavorking plums are also wonderful roasted, which releases their natural candy sweetness. Simply roast cut-side up in the oven with a sprinkling of honey, maple syrup or sugar, and add aromatics such as cinnamon, vanilla or bay leaves. Use to top your porridge, blitz into a purée and make a winter bellini, or simply serve with mascarpone.

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Food inspiration

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Recipe ideas

Our Flavorking plums are also great in savoury dishes, like this vibrant tomato salad

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Our range of roasting trays and oven to tableware is perfect for our roasted plum recipe idea above

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