Plums are the perfect mid-summer fruit, staying in season through the early fall. Ripe plums are sweet and juicy, making them perfect for cakes, tarts and other desserts. One of Jacques Pepin's favorite desserts is this flaky plum galette, which is deceptively easy and makes a great summer dessert—if you want to go overboard, top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If plums haven't completely ripened yet, they'll have a crisper texture and will be a bit more sour—great for making sauces and pairing with savory foods, like lamb chops or chicken. Whether you're looking for an easy family supper or a fruity dessert recipe, F&W's guide to plums has everything you need.

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Savory Plum Tarts with Arugula Salad
F&W Best New Chef 2017 Angie Mar, of NYC’s The Beatrice Inn, uses flavorful beef suet in the flaky crust for this plum tart. It is both savory and sweet, and makes an elegant and delicious summer dinner with wine. Slideshow: More Savory Pie and Tart Recipes 
11 Amazing Plum Desserts
Make the most of summer plums with desserts like a fluffy custard and Jacques Pépin's favorite tart.
Plum Upside-Down Cake
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This pretty cake from pastry chef Joanne Chang is moist and buttery, with plenty of sweet and tangy caramelized plums on top. Slideshow: More Plum Recipes 
8 Ways to Use Plums
From a sauce for kebabs to a tangy slaw, here are eight ideas to try with plums.
From cobblers and gratins to jams and cocktails, these recipes star the tasty stone fruit.