Monday, September 29, 2014

Plum Crisp

This is the recipe we've been enjoying to help us use up some of the plums our neighbor gave us.  We've made it twice, and still have some left!  You can serve it warm with ice cream, but we like it best cold, straight out of the fridge, the next day.  :-)

4 cups sliced fresh, ripe plums
1/2 cup sugar (or less if plums are very sweet)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 tbsp. cold butter or margarine

In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; pour into a 10-inch pie dish or 9-inch deep dish.

For topping, combine sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375 degrees F for 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. If overbrowning, cover edges of crust during the last 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.