I got sucked into buying the big container of plums from Costco. They really are delicious, but what are the 3 of us going to do with that many plums. I also had been waiting patiently for Costco to get raspberries back in, when they did you had to buy a box of them. Now, I love raspberries but that was a lot to go through.
*Sidenote: the best thing to do with raspberries is to make whole wheat pancakes, sprinkle with raspberries, then top with real maple syrup - yummy!
So with that in mind, I decided to make a fruit crisp. Some of the plums were a bit tart but I thought it turned out quite delicious!
The topping recipe comes from The Barefoot Contessa, I altered her Apple Pear Crisp recipe.
Plum (Fruit) Crisp
2 pounds ripe plums (6 plums)
1 pound apples (3-4 apples)
1 pint raspberries
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
Peel, core, and cut the apples into large chunks. Cut plums into large slices. Place the plums, apples, and raspberries in a large bowl and add the zests, sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch (or about a 2 quart) baking dish.For the topping:Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.
Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.