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Plum Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping Recipe

Plum Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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° for 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and plums are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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