Toss the sliced fruit with 2 Tbsp. sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon. Spread into the plate or skillet. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and keep cooking it, stirring the pan occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until it turns golden. Pour into a bowl. Allow butter to cool for 5 minutes (you don't want the eggs to cook in the next step!)
Stir the 3/4 cup of sugar into the butter, then the eggs, then the flour. Pour mixture over the fruit and sprinkle a little bit of sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes, until golden and crusty, and the juices ooze from around the edges. Serve hot with ice cream or let it cool and enjoy at room temperature (my favorite!).
PS: In this picture it looks like I'm sharing, that was the first slice. A.'s let me eat the rest all on my own, and he's been having leftover palmiers for dessert instead. :-)