Plum Oatmeal Crisp

Posted on August 5, 2013
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!
(Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart)
*Serves 6*
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!

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  • Shashi Charles August 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Scrumptious looking crisp!
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    • Maria August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Thanks so much, Shashi!

  • Julie Corbisiero August 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Hi, this recipe looks so good and sounds healthy. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Potato and String Bean Salad.
    I am following you on bloglovin. I hope you follow me back too.
    Julie from

    • Maria August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Thanks so much, Julie!

  • Kelley @ August 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

    This looks heavenly! I am a huge fan of plums.. and desserts. haha! YUM!

    • Maria August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much, Kelley!

  • Amy Lee Scott August 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

    How delicious! I love eating fresh plums but haven’t tried baking with them yet. I love the oatmeal in your crisp 🙂 Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays.

    • Maria August 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Thanks, Amy!

  • GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart August 6, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Good morning, Maria! I have been seeing plums in the market but haven’t bought any yet. I love oatmeal and plums and your photos make this dessert look fabulous! You call it dessert ~ I was wishing it was a breakfast 🙂

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

      Thanks so much! I think I could definitely have this for breakfast too 😉 Have a great day!

  • Treatntrick Treat and Trick August 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Thus perfect combo looks awesome!

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

      Thank you!

  • Lynn Huntley August 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    What a wonderful recipe~ Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:24 am

      Thanks, Lynn!

  • Winnie August 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    The only problem with this beautiful dessert, is that I’d probably eat it all at once!!

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

      Ha! That really is a problem 😉 Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of the week!

  • Stacey August 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    This looks delicious, I just pinned it to try!


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    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Thanks, Stacey! Hope you love it, it’s perfect for summertime! Have a great day!

  • Rachel {} August 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    This made my mouth water! Looks so delicious!!!

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Thanks, Rachel! 🙂

  • anyonita green August 7, 2013 at 6:54 am

    OH, I love a good crisp, but a PLUM crisp?! Shut the front door! This looks absolutely stunning, Maria! 🙂 I’m featuring this recipe on my Twitter today! Thanks for sharing it at Tasty Tuesdays 🙂

    • Maria August 7, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂 Have a great day!

  • Heather{Our Life In a Click} August 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh yum that looks amazing!

  • Ruth Cataldo August 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    This recipe looks delicious – I am drooling! This is my absolute favorite kind of dessert! Thanks for linking up with us at Tasty Tuesdays this week! Ruth x

  • Kay September 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    This recipe look beautiful, Maria! I’m going to make it for my parents as I have an abundance of Italian plums.
    About how many Italian plums equals 2 1/2 lbs? Or how many cups of prepared plums? Thank you so much!

  • Brenda Davee July 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Made this this crisp today. Turned out beautiful!!! I added almond extract to filling and crushed almonds to the crumble. We loved it. Served it with pistachio ice cream. We opted to add sugar to the filling as my plums were a little tart. I would so make again!!!!!
    Thanks for posting recipe.

    • ahomemadeliving July 30, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Brenda! Glad the crisp turned out well! Almond extract sounds like a GREAT addition, I might do that next time!! Thanks for stopping by to let me know! 🙂

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