While they can be really messy of you are the tree owner, they cook up beautifully in a dish like this one: Plum Clafoutis
SUPER quick, simple and delicious. Best served still warm out of the oven! Try it out. Start to in the oven was about 10-15 minutes, including preparing the fruit!
6 tablespoons white sugar
14 plums, pitted and halved
1 1/3 cups milk (I used 1 cup milk & 1/3 cup cream)
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch of salt (precise, I know- I'm kinda like that)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 10 inch pie plate and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sugar on the bottom.
Arrange the plum halves, cut side down, to cover the entire bottom of the pie plate. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar over the plums.
In a blender, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, eggs, milk, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Pour over plums in the pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes in a preheated oven or until firm and lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. Try to serve fairly soon after cooking as it has a tendency to fall and become more dense (less "fluffy") upon cooling.