Top 7 Eastern European Plum Recipes

Eastern Europeans are fresh fruit lovers and plums find their way into a dizzying array of recipes. The most common plum used is the damson, a small, oval bluish-purple fruit with tart greenish-yellow flesh.

When the tart fruit is married with sugar, it produces the sweet-tart taste Eastern Europeans are famous for, and damsons are the only plum to use for slivovitz making! Damsons are typically harvested in late August and early September, but other plum varieties will work in the following recipes, so give them a go.