Bubble Gum Plums With Caramelised Popcorn

Bubble Gum Plums With Caramelised Popcorn, what a beautiful combination!

Whenever I hear the word bubble gum it brings back fond memories of being a child. I use to love bubble gum.

This mouth-wateringly delicious recipe is made with South African Flavorking plums, which have a beguiling taste of bubble-gum.

A simple and delicious recipe in which you flavour your popcornย and fry your plums. One thing to decide is, will you be adding some vanilla ice cream to the dish whilst warm?

You must try them!

How To Make Bubble Gum Plums With Caramelised Popcorn:

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 80g butter
  • 60g plain or sweet & salted popcorn
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2-3 pinches of sea salt flakes
  • 1kg South African Flavorking plums, halved and pitted
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Melt 50g butter in a large frying pan, then add the popcorn and stir to coat.
  2. Add half the sugar and cook over a medium-high heat for a few moments, stirring with a large spoon, until beginning to brown and caramelise.
  3. Tip into a bowl and add the sea salt.
  4. Heat the remaining butter in the frying pan until sizzling.
  5. Add the plums and cook over a high heat for 2 minutes, turning with a large spoon or spatula. Sprinkle in the remaining sugar and cook for another few seconds until slightly caramelised.
  6. Spoon the plums into serving dishes and sprinkle with some of the popcorn.
  7. Serve whilst warm with vanilla ice cream.

Cookโ€™s Tip:

  • Try this recipe with South African Laetitia plums for a change.

*Recipe and photograph by South Africa*

*No Payment was received*

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  1. Jessica Powell
    March 11, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I am addicted to popcorn at the best of times, and this sounds like such a good taste combination. x #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jessica, I love popcorn too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Morgan Prince
    March 11, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Oh wow this looks so yummy, and it sound easy too – WIN! I think I might try this one – Yay! :)#weekendbloghop

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks for hopping over Morgan ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kim Carberry
    March 11, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Oh wow! I need to try this! It looks amazing x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Kim ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Moderate Mum
    March 11, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Yeah, there's nothing I don't love about this. I'll keep an eye out for those plums #PoCoLo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      I hope you manage to find some ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Afamilydayout
    March 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

    I'm not a fan of bubble gum flavour so not sure about these plums! Intriguing though and I'd certainly eat the popcorn. Christine@afamilyday #pocolo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks Christine ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Louise
    March 13, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Must give this a try sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:18 pm

      Hope you get to try it Louise ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Morgan Prince
    March 17, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I've not managed to try it yet, but it's on my list! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLoPS: Have you changed your blog look? Lookin' good!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 18, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Morgan, yes I have. I can never leave things alone until I've changed things. Someone told me my blog was like a magazine so I though, whoo I will make it into one ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Miz Helen
    January 23, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This looks amazing and I wish for a serving right now! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      January 29, 2017 / 11:24 am

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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