Fruit of the Week: Plum pt. 4

Selection and Storage
– When selecting plums look for those that yield slightly to gentle pressure
– Avoid plums that have bruises, shriveled skin or soft spots
– After purchasing plums, check to see if some are riper than others
– Ripe plums can be stored in the fridge for up to a week
– Plums that are hard can be stored in a brown paper bag outside of the fridge until they ripen
– Avoid storing plums in direct sunlight
– Avoid washing plums before storing, only wash before eating

chilledplumpudding

Chilled Plum-Oatmeal Pudding
Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1 cup almond milk
– Pinch of salt
– 2 teaspoons maple syrup or table syrup
– 1 plum, pitted and chopped
– Pinch of ground cinnamon

Directions:
1. Combine oats, 3/4 cup each almond milk and water, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until oats are tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool slightly. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup almond milk and 1 teaspoon maple/table syrup; chill overnight.

2. Toss plum, remaining 1 teaspoon maple/table syrup, and cinnamon in a bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve oatmeal topped with fruit and accumulated juices.

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