Plum Crisp Delight

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Recently I was thrilled to find my Japanese Plum tree had produced a bountiful harvest.  There is nothing quite like harvesting good organic food that I know is going to taste wonderful, be at its prime in nutrients and flavor, have no pesticides or harmful chemicals, and that has come from a tree that my family and I have planted ourselves. To make it even better, my son and I had a fantastic time gathering all the plums that had ripened; and, we even got a bit of a workout jumping and grabbing at the highest branches.  It is a bit of an art form to do this successfully and not get pummeled on the head with falling fruit.  🙂  I loved watching a love for growing things spark in his eyes.  However, as happy as I was, I also felt a bit of panic when I came in and really saw the harvest.

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What in the world was I going to do with all this fruit?  And more on the tree is ripening as I type!   Well, I ran through some old and new recipes and this Plum Crisp Delight was my first choice.  It is very simple and quick to make; and, the result is out of this world!  It is so delicious that I couldn’t even get the “pretty picture” I had planned.  I had wanted one showcasing the beautiful purple foundation that reveals itself after removing the first slice.  SO pretty!!!  But, when I came down this morning, less than 8 hours from the time it was taken from the oven, I found half eaten!!!  My son (aka the Gremlin) had been unable to resist the temptation to dig in before I woke up.  At least I don’t have to doubt if it is enjoyed by my family!  🙂

So, for a wonderful summer farm to table dessert the recipe, (from Allrecipes.com Donna), it is as follows:

Ingredients:

12 plums, pitted and chopped

1 cup white sugar, divided

1 cup sifted, all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 beaten egg

1/2 cup melted butter– the higher the quality the better

optional:  Ice cream of choice.  🙂

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8 x 8 baking dish
  2. Place the plums along the bottom of the dish.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining 3/4 cup white sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine with beaten egg and spoon the mixture over the plums.
  4. Drizzle batter with melted butter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is brown, about 40 minutes.
  6. This can be served warm with a scoop of ice cream, or eaten as my son prefers straight out of the fridge!  🙂

Couldn’t be simpler and incredibly delicious.  Enjoy!!!!

 

 

 

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