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Plum Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 40 min.

Makes

8 servings

Made with fresh plums and a crunchy oat topping, this crisp is a lighter alternative to classic fruit pie. It goes over well with the women in my church group.—Deidre Kobel, Boulder, Colorado
Plum Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 5 cups sliced fresh plums (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, 1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With clean hands, work butter into sugar mixture until well combined. Add nuts; toss to combine. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the plums, tapioca, lemon juice and remaining sugar. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate. Let stand for 15 minutes. Sprinkle topping over plum mixture.
  3. Bake at 375° until topping is golden brown and plums are tender, 40-45 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 233 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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