Your lady friends are coming over...
Make a plum cake tatin!
I recently started a cooking club with a group of my close female friends. I hosted our inaugural meeting, and I knew that I wanted to make some kind of dessert that I had never made before. Earlier that week, I spotted Italian plums at my local market, and I bought a large bag of them. These plums are typically only available in late September and early fall. They are particularly wonderful in baked goods. They are sweet and tart, and add incredible moisture to the cakes they are cooked in.
This recipe is from the beloved Ina Garten. I didn't change a thing, but I could see this being delicious with the addition of a little cinnamon. Other stone fruit, or even pears, could be substituted if you can't find Italian plums. I intend to make this recipe every year from here on out.