WHIMSICAL SUMMER - 12 servings - Fresh Mirabelle Berries and Vanilla
Mirabelle plum, also known as mirabelle prune or cherry plum, is a cultivar group of plum trees. It is believed that the plum was cultivated from a wild fruit grown in Anatolia.
Mirabelles are very common in Europe, and they are nick-named "coconut plums" because they taste like a mix of plums and coconut.
Mirabelles are known for being sweet and full of flavour. The fruit is primarily used in fruit preserves and dessert pies, and its juice is commonly fermented for wine or distilled into plum brandy. The plums are also excellent when eaten fresh. The mirabelle reaches maturity and is harvested from July to mid-September in the Northern Hemisphere.
Import of mirabelles to the United States is restricted as the fruit has a protected origin designation. Mirabelles can be imported into the US only from Lorraine, France, making true mirabelle plums almost impossible to get in the US.
This desert is truly spectacular and hard to come by. The intense yellw color of the glaze is given by the natural color of the fruit (no food coloring added).