one-pan plums and sausage

this recipe is plum perfect!

I love the concept of one-pan dinners. One of my favorite dinners is more of a guideline than a recipe. Coat some vegetables with olive oil and spices, throw on a large baking sheet, and top with a protein.

A couple weeks ago, my brother hosted me for dinner and made Sticky sweet-and-sour plums and sausages. Normally I fall head over heels for Ottolenghi recipes. But I wanted less potato and more of the sticky, sweet, and sour plums.

I took the concept of using plums and sausages from Ottolenghi, but applied my general guidelines for a one-pan dinner. I played with the proportions (more plums, no potatoes) to come up with a tray bake that lets the roasted plums shine.

Plums are a summer stone fruit, but you can buy them at stores year-round. They vary on the spectrum between sweet and sour, but roasting them brings out the sweetness. I added lemon juice for acidity, and a hint of honey to bring out the sweetness.

Pork and fruit are a classic combination. I use a spicy Italian pork sausage that plays well with the sweet fruit. But you can use any type of sausage that you like.

I serve this with a simple green salad and some bread to soak up the sauce.


8 pork sausages (or any type of sausage you prefer)

10 cloves of garlic, smashed

~2 lbs plums, halved

2 large red onions, peeled and cut into wedges

¼ cup of olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

1 tablespoon of honey

Salt and pepper

Fresh basil for garnish


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the halved plums, red onions, and garlic to the bowl and toss to coat. 

Spead the plums and red onion on a large baking sheet or cast iron pan.

Place the sausages on top of the fruit mixture and bake for 35 – 40 minutes until everything is nice and brown. The plums will be broken down and the sauce will be bubbly. Remove from the heat and garnish with torn fresh basil. 

Published by thespicylatke

Hi, I am Jessie! I work as an attorney by day, but on evenings and weekends, I’m busy working out or cooking in. I read a lot of cookbooks (maybe too many...) so this blog is a creation from the recipes percolating in my mind. Current favorites are Simple by Ottolenghi, Everyday Kitchen by Smitten Kitchen, and Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rogers.

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