It is easy to underestimate plums—especially if you've been disappointed by watery or wan ones before. But when you get good ones, they're so good, and the sweet rootiness, the prickly tartness of perfect plums comes shining out.
Luckily, plums tend to come in gluts, which means you can eat as many as you can bear and then turn the rest into breakfast or dessert or nearly anything, sweet or savory, in between. Here are 16 of our favorite ways to cook with them:
How do you cook with plums? Do you like them on the sweeter end or the savory one? Tell us in the comments.