The All-Season-Long Fruit Tart
These vibrant, rustic fruit crostatas from the new cookbook Franny's: Simple Seasonal Italian make great, stress-free dinner party fare, since they're easy to prepare and are meant to not look too perfect. You can use whatever summer fruit you can get, from the first raspberries of June to the last of September's plums. Each crostata feeds two people, so couples can share (and they taste even better with a scoop of gelato on top).
Photo: John von Pamer