The mirabelle is a small round cherry- like plum, golden-yellow in colour, some-times with red dots. It has a thin skin, is juicy and sweet and has a strong fragrance. It is cultivated in Alsace and Lorraine and in some other parts of France and Germany. In England the mirabclle is called the ‘cloth of gold’. The fruit is most often eaten stewed and in tarts or made into a jam or jelly. A pure white liqueur made from the fruit is also called mirabelle.