Plum Bread

"This is a refreshing recipe for the best of the summers fruits. My mom made this often and we would always beg for her to make it more often"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
2 loaves




  • Cream butter sugar and vanilla together until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat after each addition.
  • Sift together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  • Add about 1/3 of the yogurt to the mixture then 1/3 of the flour mixture, alternating until all is added.
  • fill two greased and floured bread pans 1/2 full with batter, then add 1/4 of the fruit to each pan, then the remaining batter and top with the remaining fruit.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 50-55 minutes.
  • cool in the pan for about 15 minutes and turn onto a platter.
  • Makes two loaves but freezes well.

Questions & Replies

  1. I have a large amount of cherry plums, can i make bread using them?
  2. If I don't have yogurt can I substitute sour cream??? Or something else? Thanks!


  1. If there were a way, I would rate this recipe 50 stars! I'm not kidding - this is the most delicious quick bread recipe I have ever made or had (and that's really saying something!). I used regular red plums off our backyard tree (chopped up in chunks with the skin still on) and strawberry yogurt. I also folded the plum chunks into the batter rather than the layering technique described. The loaves are moist and fragrant but most of all the taste is divine. The skin-on plum chunks collapse into sweet tart & tangy little fruity bits of heaven. The batter is strong enough to hold the fruit in place rather than having it all drop to the bottom. I'm telling you - you cannot beat this bread for a fabulous way to use fresh plums. A big A plus, 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! UPDATE: I just wanted to say that I made this recipe again and it came out just a fabulous as before! This time I sprinkled sugar on top and it made a delightful sugary crust. I'm uploading a picture so you can see how yummy it is!
  2. What can I say except... perfection, I made this yesterday and only half a loaf is left if that, next time I am hiding one just for me, this is like heaven in a loaf pan. Thank you!
  3. Well, unlike many of the reviews I have read here, I did exactly what it said to do and it is wonderful!!! We planted 2 miniature plum trees last year and when they were filled with plums I realized I had no idea what to do with them besides just pick and eat from the tree. This is the first recipe I came across and just love it. The fresh fresh plums give it just the right amount of tart in the sweet mix! I am a chocolate lover, but ya know I think this might just beat chocolate.
  4. I see plums at the store and I think of this bread! My kids love these! The husband loves these ! I love the chunks of fruit in the bread. This bread is so unique & good..perfect for giving as gifts. I made mini muffins and regular sized muffins with this recipe. We toss them in the freezer and pull out for snacks and lunches. Eating them frozen with frozen plum bites...mmm! I make these with wheat flour and half butter half applesauce and they are still fantastic!
  5. There are not enough stars for this bread. It was so delicious and moist. I can't wait to try it with peaches, strawberries, blueberries...etc! The only thing I changed was I mixed the fruit throughout the batter. The batter is dense enough that the fruit did not sink to the bottom. Just brilliant!


  1. Yum! I used many substitutes to make this vegan and it was still delightful!<br/>Instead of yogurt I made a concoction from 1/4c vegan toffutti cream cheese, 1/2c vegan toffutti sour cream, 3tbs sugar and 1tsp vanilla<br/>Instead of 1c butter I used 1/2c unsweetened applesauce and 1/2c dairy free margerine.<br/>Instead of 4 eggs I used 4tbs milled flax mixed with 12tbs water.<br/>I also took the suggestion to sprinkle sugar on top which made a fun yummy texture.<br/>I also left the skins on the plums and folded throughout the dough instead of layering.<br/>Will be using this recipe again!
  2. Very delicious bread! It made the house smell like Christmas time while it was baking. I did make a few changes.Instead of layering the plums I just added them to the batter and I didn't have vanilla yogurt so I used plain.The last change was instead of butter I used 1/2 cup of applesauce and 1/2 cup oil.This bread turned out so moist and I loved the tartness of the plums.Definately a keeper!
  3. Great! I did substitute 3/4 cup applesauce & 1/4 cup butter instead of using 1 cup butter. Next time I will try this as muffins instead of bread -- easier for lunches.
  4. A fabulous recipe! I used very thick buttermilk instead of yoghurt as that is all I had. Although it seemed rather crumbly at first, it firmed up beautifully and was easier to slice after chilling. Can't wait to try it with other fruits.



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