Sunday, July 18, 2010

Plum Oatmeal Crisp

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!

Serves 6

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.

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