It's easy to forget about plums. They're not the most popular of summer fruits. Plums aren't small and cute like blueberries. And they're not as exotic as the fig. Plums are just plums. And so in the frenzy of stocking up on summer's bounty, it's easy to forget about this humble fruit. But that's a big mistake

We think plums are pretty great -- they're perfectly sweet and tart. They also make killer cakes, jams and tarts. So this summer, don't pass up the plum. You'll be missing out in a big way if you do.

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  • Mango + Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/04/mango-plum-sweet-tea-cocktail.html" target="_blank">Mango + Plum Sweet Tea Cocktail recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Savory Plum Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/459-savory-plum-tart" target="_blank">Savory Plum Tart recipe </a>by JackieK via Food52</strong>

  • Plum Sorbet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/plum_sorbet/" target="_blank">Plum Sorbet recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Plum Tartine

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bevcooks.com/2011/06/summer-eats-plumbs/" target="_blank">Plum Tartine recipe </a>by Bev Cooks</strong>

  • Strawberry & Plum Crumble

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2011/03/strawberry-plum-crumble.html" target="_blank">Strawberry & Plum Crumble recipe</a> by Verses from my Kitchen</strong>

  • Plum & Fig Meringue Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mimithorisson.com/2012/10/08/plum-fig-meringue-pie/" target="_blank">Plum & Fig Meringue Tart recipe</a> by Manger</strong>

  • Plum Tart

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  • Golden Plum Coffee Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/11/08/golden-plum-coffee-cake-with-browned-butter-glaze/" target="_blank">Golden Plum Coffee Cake recipe</a> by Buns in my Oven</strong>

  • Baked Plums With Creme Fraiche And Marcona Almonds

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6123-baked-plums-with-creme-fraiche-and-marcona-almonds" target="_blank">Baked Plums with Creme Fraiche and Marcona Almonds recipe</a> by thirschfeld via Food52</strong>

  • Plum Cobbler

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/plum-cobbler_n_1058617.html" target="_hplink">Plum Cobbler recipe</a></strong>

  • Plums Poached In Wine

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bellalimento.com/2011/10/17/prugne-al-vino-plums-poached-in-wine/" target="_blank">Plums Poached in Wine recipe</a> by Bell-alimento</strong>

  • Plum Sauced Pork Tenderloin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/308-plum-sauced-pork-tenderloin" target="_blank">Plum Sauced Pork Tenderloin recipe </a>by MrsWheelbarrow via Food52</strong>

  • Plum Tart Ice Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/18824-plum-tart-ice-cream" target="_blank">Plum Tart Ice Cream recipe</a> cristinasciarra by via Food52</strong>

  • Buffalo Mozzarella With Balsamic Glazed Plums

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/5101-buffalo-mozzarella-with-balsamic-glazed-plums-pine-nuts-and-mint" target="_blank">Buffalo Mozzarella with Balsamic Glazed Plums recipe</a> by Brita via Food52</strong>

  • Strawberry And Plum Wine Granita

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/strawberry-and-plum-wine-_n_1292122.html" target="_hplink">Strawberry and Plum Wine Granita recipe</a></strong>

  • Stone-Fruit Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/stone-fruit-butter_n_1058720.html" target="_hplink">Stone-Fruit Butter recipe</a></strong>

  • Spicy Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6131-spicy-sweet-and-sour-plum-sauce" target="_blank">Spicy Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce recipe</a> by Sagegreen via Food52</strong>

  • Red Velvet Plums

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://mimithorisson.com/2012/09/30/mad-about-plums/" target="_blank">Red Velvet Plums recipe</a> by Manger</strong>

  • Plum Chutney

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/plum-chutney_n_1061575.html" target="_hplink">Plum Chutney recipe</a></strong>

  • Dutch Plum Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6084-dutch-plum-cake" target="_blank">Dutch Plum Cake recipe</a> by MiMiBee</strong>

  • Fresh Plum Galette

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/06/fresh-plum-galette/" target="_blank">Fresh Plum Galette recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Black Currant Plum Crisp

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/black-currant-plum-crisp_n_1061274.html" target="_hplink">Black Currant Plum Crisp recipe</a></strong>

  • Tipsy Plums And Raspberries

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tipsy-plums--raspberries_n_1058750.html" target="_hplink">Tipsy Plums and Raspberries recipe</a></strong>

  • Plum Blackberry Sorbet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/plum-blackberry-sorbet_n_1061269.html" target="_hplink">Plum Blackberry Sorbet recipe</a></strong>

  • Plum Betty

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/plum-betty_n_1061375.html" target="_hplink">Plum Betty recipe</a></strong>

  • Washington Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/washington-plum-pie_n_1061303.html" target="_hplink">Washington Pie recipe</a></strong>

  • Turkey Breast with Poached Plums

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/turkey-breast-with-poache_n_1057604.html" target="_hplink">Turkey Breast with Poached Plums</a></strong>