Plum Simple Syrup

plum margarita
Photo: Lauren Ross
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Whip up this syrup when plums are plentiful in the summer. Use the syrup to make Plum Margaritas, and the plum halves to top yogurt or ice cream.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 small plums, preferably Santa Rosa, halved and pitted


  1. Bring sugar, 1 cup water, and plums to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes. Strain and let cool completely. Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 5 days.

Cook's Notes

If using large plums, cut them into half-inch wedges first.

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