First thing… I recently found a “Plumogranate” at the grocery store, and I had to find out just what it was. The name is deceptive, because although it sounds like a mix between a plum and a pomegranate, it is actually a mix between a plum and apricot. The real name for this fruit is a Plumcot. Family Tree Farms grows many different flavors of Plumcots, including the Plumogranate. It tastes very similar to a plum, but like a pomegranate, it is sweet with just a hint of acidity. I cannot wait to try the rest of the 24 Plumcot flavors.
Second thing… Ina Garten’s Plum Cake “Tatin” is one of my favorite ways to bake with plums (or Plumcots). The plums are just the right size for this cake, but if you’d prefer to use a different kind of fruit, I recommend a semi-firm fruit that can hold up well to high heat, like pears, peaches, or even cherries.