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Plum Oatmeal Crisp

Irresistible desserts don't need a mile-long ingredient list or an elaborate prep -- and this tempting crisp proves it.

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  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: Serves 6
Plum Oatmeal Crisp

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 1/2 pounds ripe plums (about 8), cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, oats, and salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.

  2. In a shallow 2-quart baking dish, toss plums with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon flour; sprinkle with oat topping. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until topping is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.

Reviews (5)

  • No Name 16 Jun, 2013

    I used dark brown sugar and cut back to 3/4 cup and did not add the flour or sugar to the fruit. I used 6 smallish plums from our tree and added 1 nectarine and 1 apricot. Absolutely delicious. I only waited 10 minutes before serving with French vanilla ice cream as I wanted it to be warm and a bit juicy Martha may be a lighter eater as this recipe served 4 in my house and not 6 but I could see where you could stretch it to that number and still be satisfied. I had to resist a second helping

  • Butterific 27 Sep, 2012

    Great recipe. Cut back a touch on the sugar and butter with good results. Doubled the crisp amount. My crisp didn't look as crispy as I'd like so turned up the heat to 400 for 5 minutes. That did the trick. Very yummy.

  • yks 15 Jul, 2012

    This turned out great. I took some liberties as it's what I had on hand. I substituted whole wheat flour, rye flakes and used slightly less sugar.

  • snowbunting 27 Jul, 2011

    I loved loved this crisp. I made with just plums and it was fantastic. Tonight I'm throwing a pint of blueberries into the mix with the plums

  • pansyflower 15 Feb, 2011

    This was delicious had excess satsuma plums so tried this recipe I highly recomend this one the sweet crumble and the rich flavour of the fruit I could have eaten it for breakfast,lunch and dinner it was that good

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