Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Plum Crisp


Aren't the plums pretty? I used a mixture of red and yellow plums for my crisp which is so easy. I also made some ice cream to eat with it. You can't have crisp with ice cream right? This was really good Sunday after our drive. We came home and had the Tomato Basil Soup with ham and cheese panini's. It was an easy dinner all made ahead of time. For the panini's I added a "cube" of pesto that I made and put in the freezer with some mayo for the sandwiches. Everything was excellent or maybe we were just hungry after our long drive.
Pictures of before and after baking. It came out of the oven all bubbly and brown.
Hey Debbie this is for you!! I hope you enjoy it. The crisp is nice and warm with the cold ice cream. Yummy!!!
Plum Crisp
1/2 cup plus 1 T flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 T old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2 1/2 lbs plums cut into 1" pieces
Preheat oven to 375. Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, oats and salt in a bowl and cut butter until coarse crumbs form. I put it in the food processor and pulse. It is so much easier this way and a lot faster.
In a shallow 2-qt baking dish, toss plums with 2 T brown sugar and 1 T flour; sprinkle with crumb topping.
Bake until topping is golden brown 40-45 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes and enjoy!! Bon Appetit
I use the food processor whenever I cut butter into flour for biscuits or scones. It is so much easier and faster than using a pastry blender. I made a scone recipe a couple of years ago that used this method and I've been doing it ever since for everything.

9 comments:

Lydia said...

Hello Judy,
WOW! That plum crisp look delicious. It's a perfect dessert for the summer. Right now our local farm markets and stands are selling plums like crazy. I have to try this recipe too! Thanks for sharing,
Have a great evening,
Lydia

Pat said...

My husband loves plums and this recipe looks so good. I've gained weight since I sarted making all the recipes I've been finding on blogs ...lol!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

DO YOU MEAN... MOI!
OH! HOW SWEET OF YOU!
THANKS, MY FRIEND....YUM YUM...
IT WAS DELICIOUS! AS USUAL!
OH, BY THE WAY MY 3 LITTLE ONES ENJOYED IT ALSO!
KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS
XXXXX

(FROM ENGLAND)

Simone said...

I bet that was a gorgeous combination with the icy cold ice cream.

Cherdecor said...

Oh boy! That looks good!

Anna M. said...

Mmmmmmmm...that plum crisp looks divinely delicious! Thanks for providing the recipe! =)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that looks great Judy! And the panini's with the soup sound divine!

Penny said...

I love how red your crisp turned out! It's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

The plum crisp looks really good. Thanks for sharing it ! I will file it away for later.