Thursday, July 16, 2015

Plum Crisp



Stone fruit season is upon us! What this means, of course, is that it is time for cobblers, crisps, and crumbles. I don't know about you, but to me, anything that has both fruit and oatmeal in it sounds like breakfast.  If you're not quite that intrepid, then try this delicious, easy-to-assemble crisp for dinner tonight.  It is best when served warm (you can reheat second servings in the microwave), I think, and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A bite or two also goes exceptionally well with morning coffee.
Plum Crisp
Adapted from a recipe on epicurious.com

For topping
1/3 cup chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, or do as I did and use a handful of fancy nut mix)
1/2 stick (4 Tablespoons) cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

For filling
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1-pound container Melissa's Organic Plum Bites
1/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Make topping:
Place topping ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Make filling:
In a small bowl stir water and cornstarch until combined. Halve and pit plums. In a 10-inch skillet cook plums and sugar over moderate heat, stirring, until sugar is melted. Stir in cornstarch mixture and simmer, stirring, 7-10 minutes, or until mixture has thickened. Transfer plum mixture to a 1-quart baking dish.

Sprinkle topping over plums. Bake mixture in the middle of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until topping is crisp and golden. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve dessert warm with ice cream.
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6 comments:

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

Wow! Does this ever look delicious! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/07/16/home-matters-linky-party-46/ :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Lori Leigh said...

I L.O.V.E. fruit crisps...apple is my favorite! This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Lori

Maria Brittis said...

This looks so delicious, Thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire!
Maria

Katherines Corner said...

this is surely a delicious treat xo

CJ Huang said...

I'm liking the idea of eating this crisp for breakfast. ;) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

Mountain Top Chef said...

love this, you should add it to our link party
http://mountaintopchef.blogspot.com/2015/09/friday-finds-1.html