Tiffany MacIsaac of Washington, DC's new All-Purpose hides a delicious layer of cherry jam and chopped Luxardo cherries—the sweet-tart Italian version of maraschinos—under the juicy plums in this crisp and not-too-sweet crostata. Slideshow: More Fruit Desserts
The crostata can be wrapped in foil and kept at room temperature overnight.
Unlike cloyingly sweet, electric-red maraschinos, Luxardo cherries are dark brown and tart, and they have a deep cherry flavor. They're available at specialty food shops and from amazon.com.