Fresh PlumsJuly 15, 2012
The last time we were at Costco, we bought plums. I love Costco’s produce. It’s reasonably priced and it’s some the freshest, and tastiest, produce around. These plums were so sweet and juicy. So juicy, in fact, that we started to eat them over the kitchen sink to avoid a mess.
I knew that as soon as I got them home, I would be making something with them. I settled on this crumble recipe. It’s quick and delicious. It also allows me to use some of my candied ginger from Penzey’s. The ginger, cinnamon and dash of nutmeg tie together nicely with the sweetness of the plums. Warm or cold, this is a wonderful treat that will make everyone happy.
The only thing that I didn’t do was keep much of the skin. The reason for that was the plums were so ripe, most of the skin came off while I was cutting them in half.
- 12 Prune Plums, cut in half and pitted
- 2 T Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 T plus 3/4 C Flour, divided
- 1/4 C Old Fashioned Oats
- 3/4 t Cinnamon, divided
- 1/4 t Nutmeg
- 1/4 t Ground Ginger
- 2 T Candied Ginger, finely chopped
- 3/4 C Sugar
- 1 t Baking Powder
- 1/8 t Salt
- 1 Egg, beaten
- 1/2 C Butter
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, 1 1/2 T Flour, 1/4 t cinnamon, nutmeg, ground and candied ginger. Add the plums and mix well. Arrange the plums skin side up in an ungreased, 9-inch pie plate.
In the same bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, remaining flour, oats, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Add the egg. Using your hands, or a fork, mix thoroughly until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over the plums.
Melt the butter in a small sauce pan until browned. Drizzle the browned butter over the crumb mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is browned and the plums yield easily when pricked. Remove from the oven and cool.
Serve warm or cool, with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
Here’s the original.