The mirabelle is a subspecies of the plum. The stone fruit tastes delicately aromatic and sweet and its flesh is easy to remove from the stone.
Mirabelle plums - fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Mirabelle plums are very good for conserving with winter spices or preparing compote, jam or cakes and gateaux.
Like berry fruits, mirabelle plums should be eaten as soon as possible after purchase, as they are very delicate and don’t keep well.