Elephant Heart plums are best utilized for fresh eating. They make delicious salad ingredients, compotes, reductions and syrups. Elephant Heart plums can be used as a principle ingredient in desserts such as cakes, ice creams and pies. Complimentary flavors are vanilla, nutmeg, tropical fruits, figs, berries, citrus and chiles. Savory pairings include cured pork, roasted lamb and crudo-style fish and shellfish, cumin, basil, cilantro, hazelnuts and cheeses such as burrata and manchego. To store fresh plums, refrigerate ripe fruit for up to seven days.