Plum Tasty

While food shopping this weekend I could not resist the allure of these plump, shimmery red plums.  They’re not exactly in season, but the sun was out and I felt like baking something tasty as soon as I saw them.  After looking at a couple of recipes, I came up with my own variation.  This was sweet and tart, with crunchy, buttery goodness on top.  Best of all, it’s a cinch to make!

Plum Crisp


2 pounds fresh plums

1 cup light brown sugar (add or decrease depending on sweetness of fruit)

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

1 stick unsalted butter, diced

Combine sliced plums, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in a large bowl.  Pour into a 9×9 baking dish.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and cut in the butter using two knives or a pastry blender.  Mix until crumbly.  Sprinkle this over the plum mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.

It was delicious served warm out of the oven as dessert.  I can only imagine what adding a little bit of vanilla ice cream would do to enhance the experience.  I can also say it makes an indulgent breakfast or afternoon treat…

3 thoughts on “Plum Tasty

  1. just got back froma trip to japan, where the sweets were so good that i went into mourning when i left them (crammed as much as i could into my caryy on luggage…). this post makes me remember what i love about american sweets, just when i needed it.

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