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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Plum Recipes

Turn one of summer’s more humble fruits into dazzling salads, sauces, drinks, and sweet-tart desserts.

Neglected Plum No More
Photo: Anna Williams

Neglected Plum No More

Stone fruits of all sorts jumble the farm stands each summer, none more diverse than the puckery-sweet but curiously neglected plum. The plum ranges from inky purple to burnished gold in color. Its flesh may be anything from astringent to syrupy sweet—sometimes in the same single fruit—and its diversity makes it as versatile as, say, the apple. Yet we Americans mostly like our plums fresh and don’t cook them as often as we should. Check out these plum recipes to help you add the glorious plum to your go-to ingredient list this summer.

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