For her Caramelized Plums recipe, contributing editor Kimberly Masibay came up with this clever technique for quickly cutting a plum into 10 even pieces.
1. Find the indentation running down the length of the plum. With your knife parallel to the indentation, cut the flesh away from the pit in two pieces and set them aside.
2. Trim the remaining flesh from each side of the pit—these are two of your wedges.
3. Slice the two larger pieces into four wedges each, for a total of 10 wedges.