Give me chocolate over a fruit dessert anyday. Well, except for the summer, when everything is beautiful and all the fruits and veggies are in season, it totally makes me crave a fruit crisp or cobbler. Plums are a favorite of mine and I just knew their tartness would go so well with the buttery oatmeal topping. Don't forget the ice cream...and be sure to put it on when the crisp is still warm!
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashion rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 pounds ripe plums (about 8), cut into 1 inch pieces
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, oats and salt. Using 2 knives, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
In a shallow 2 quart baking dish, toss plums with remaining sugar and flour; sprinkle with oat topping. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes.