Came across this delectable little sounding piece of carb heaven on the website of The Good Guide (and Ready Made) Guide to Slowing Down. Will have to try it with fresh figs too.
Puffed Plum Pancakes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 min
Serves 4 to 6
2 to 3 firm ripe plums, pitted and sliced into 1-inch wedges
½ cup butter
½ cup milk
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Juice of one lemon (3 tablespoons)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a 10-inch skillet heat half the butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add the plums and cook until softened and golden brown, about five minutes. Keep warm.
In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Pour over plum mixture in skillet. Place skillet in the preheated oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until puffed and browned. Remove from oven.
Melt the remainder of the butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour the melted butter over the pancake and then sprinkle with the brown-sugar mixture. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes more or until sugar has caramelized. Remove from oven and drizzle lemon juice over top. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.