6 Creative Ways to Use Pluots

Plu-whats? These hybrid stone fruits combine the juicy flesh of a plum with the sweetness of an apricot. They ripen quickly and are rarely mealy. And, like plums, they don’t easily bruise. In other words: Yes! 
 Eat them out of hand, or try them in one of the recipes here. May we recom­mend the pluot-of-this-world Monte Cristo?

Pluot or Plumcot

Yes, they both exist. And, no, they are not the same thing. Technically, plumcots are a 50-50 cross between a plum and an apricot, while pluots are mostly plum. In the supermarket, pluots are sometimes labeled plumcots and vice versa. Both are sweet and firm, and you can use them—or other stone fruits—interchangeably in recipes.

Pluot and Beet Salad Pluot-Cherry Float Pluot Cheese Skewers

Pluot and Beet Salad

Pluot-Cherry Float

Pluot-and-Cheese Skewers

Grilled Pluots With White Chocolate Cream Pluot and Cucumber Tabbouleh Pluot Monte Cristo

Grilled Pluots With White Chocolate Cream

Pluot and Cucumber Tabbouleh

Pluot Monte Cristo

Recipes by Paige Grandjean