A small round tree fruit this is a little larger than an apricot with a smooth skin. Plums come in a variety of colors that range from green, yellow, purple, red and black. Several varieties are dried to make prunes.
A fusion of late-summer fruits, these crisps make a simple dessert—and what's left can be kept for breakfast. Look for apple crisp mix in the produce department of your grocery store. —Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan