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Martha's Plum Dessert


This delicious plum dessert recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart.

  • Servings: 6

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September Late Summer 2007


  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into small cubes, plus more for bowls
  • 3 firm, ripe nectarines, halved lengthwise and pitted
  • 24 small plums, halved lengthwise and pitted, preferably Italian
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • Crisp Puff Pastry Tops


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Generously butter six 3 1/2-cup ovenproof bowls. Place one nectarine half, cut side down, in the center of each bowl. Arrange 8 plum halves, cut sides facing up, around each nectarine half. Sprinkle each bowl with 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar. Dot fruit with butter.

  3. Place bowls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until fruit is juicy and softened, about 30 minutes. Transfer bowl to a wire rack to cool.

  4. To serve, place a large scoop of ice cream in each bowl. Top each with a crisp puff pastry top. Serve immediately.

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