Keep the fresh flavor of summer ripe plums to enjoy later in the year. It's also a great way to set aside ripe plums to cook or jam when you have more time. This same method works for freezing apricots, pluots, peaches, and nectarines.
Tip: Use wedges of frozen plum as "ice cubes" in iced tea, lemonade, or any other drink that could use a hit of plummy sweetness.
- Halve, pit, and peel plums.
- Cut plums into wedges or however you think you'll want to use them.
- Lay peeled and cut plums on baking sheets in a single layer.
- Put trays in freezer until plums are frozen through, several hours or overnight (time will vary depending on your freezer).
- Transfer frozen plums to resealable plastic bags or other air-tight container. Keep, frozen, until ready to use – up to six months.
Note: If using frozen plums to make jams or cook into a pie, there is no need to defrost the plums first – just start cooking with the frozen plums.