Plum cake recipes, plum jam recipes, and more—these fresh plum recipes put the gorgeous little fruit to use in the most delicious ways imaginable. Whether we’re talking a full, three-course dinner that’ll be on the table in 30 minutes or less, or a decadent cornmeal cake that has us debating whether it’s time for breakfast or dessert, these flavorful plum recipes are bound to dazzle your table and your tastebuds. The secret to making the most of this collection of seasonal recipes is to start with gorgeous fresh plums that aren’t too ripe or too hard. They should give just slightly to the touch, though you should avoid pressing excessively as you stake them out. Finally, if they need an additional day or two to ripen, just place them into a brown paper bag and store in a dark place for 24 to 48 hours. Now, who’s ready to get cooking?