I think that is why I am really taken by galettes. They are less heavy then a traditional fruit pie, easy to make, and just as versatile. If you think you can't make one, think again, and feel free to use your favorite fruit.
For Thanksgiving I made a strawberry galette (adapted from Martha Stewart) that went over really well. I was worried that there would be juice from the strawberries and it would leak through the crust, but there were no issues.
The hubs and I went to a neighborhood holiday party and I decided a spiced pear galette would be a nice treat. I pre-sliced the dessert so that it would be easy to serve and it allowed me a small taste test. I had to make sure it was up to par before serving it to a crowd! I think I liked it more than the plum, but strawberries are a favorite of mine.