Friday, July 27, 2012

Plum Crisp

I bought a whole bunch of plums at the store last week, and the remaining ones were beginning to look almost over-ripe. I debated jam, but didn't want to have to go buy more canning jars, so a rendition of the ever popular Apple Crisp came to mind.

We put the kiddos to bed, and had our own dessert...all to ourselves. It felt totally decadent to have an "adult only" dessert, even if it was just Plum Crisp! The plum became a tart layer of goodness, and the topping was a crisp, sweet compliment. We finished off the entire pan (which was a small pan in our defense!) and didn't make me feel as guilty as pounding down some cookies...'cause it's fruit, right?

Plum Crisp 
recipe adapted from The Betty Crocker Cookbook

4 cups sliced plums
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan (I made a half batch in a smaller pan) with nonstick cooking spray. Spread plums in the bottom of pan.

Mix remaining ingredients; sprinkle over plums. Bake for about 30 minutes (I used my toaster oven to save the AC bill!) or until topping is golden brown and plums are tender. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

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