I love plums. I like them fresh, in jams and love them to make tarts and crisps. Crisps are so easy. No pastry to roll out. You can use just about any kind of fruit and the end results are wonderful. So with my love of plums, I just had to try them in a crisp. Here is the very simple recipe.
4 cups sliced plums (any type)
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats (I use old-fashioned – the quick oats just seem to disappear in the topping)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl toss plums, flour, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon till plums are coated. Pour into an ungreased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. In a bowl combine all topping ingredients and cut butter into the flour mixture until crumbly(since it is a small amount, I use my fingers for this part). Distribute topping evenly over plums. Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is crispy and golden brown. Serve warm by itself or with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.