Hi, Everyone! I have a delicious summer dessert recipe for you today! As the summer is slowly beginning to wind down, I’m trying to use all that great fresh fruit that this season brings with it and that I miss so much during the long winters. One of my favorite summer desserts are fruit crisps, and this Plum Oatmeal Crisp is one that I make every summer using fresh Italian plums. It’s absolutely delicious! The fruit is tart, the topping is soft and chewy, and eaten warm with some vanilla ice-cream it’s an ideal summer treat!
PLUM OATMEAL CRISP
(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)
YOU WILL NEED
1/2 cup plus 1 tbs all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter
2 1/2 lbs ripe Italian plums
1. First, prepare your plums. Wash them well, then cut them in half and take out the pits. Lightly grease your baking dish (use an 8 or 9 inch round baking pan) and preheat your oven to 375 deg F. To make your topping, combine the flour (reserve the 1 tbs for later), brown sugar, salt, oats and butter, mix until you have large crumbs that you can spread over the fruit.
2. In a bowl, toss the plums with 1 tbs of flour (you can add extra sugar to the plums if you prefer them sweeter), then pour them into your prepared baking dish. Spread the topping over the top evenly, then place the baking dish onto a large baking sheet (some of the juices may bubble over while the crisp is baking, and this just prevents them from making your oven a complete mess!) Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, until the juices are bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then serve with vanilla ice-cream.
For another delicious summer recipe, try my Rhubarb Raspberry Crisp (Recipe HERE):
Happy Baking, Everyone!