Double-Crusted Plum Crisp

If you read my roasted plum post, you know we have a plum tree that is flourishing. I love biting into a soft, succulent, freshly picked plum. It brings me great joy. I also love transforming our plums into delectable desserts. I made this double-crusted plum crisp and it was a perfect way to use up some of our plums.

If you are the type of person who loves more crisp topping than fruit, this is the crisp for you. There is a bottom crisp layer and a top layer. Don’t worry, there are plenty of plums involved, they are just sandwiched between a cinnamon, buttery, oat mixture. The juicy plums bubble up through the top crisp layer while baking. I had a hard time letting the crisp cool before serving. It smelled wonderful.

I cut the crisp into squares and served each piece with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream. The ice cream melted into the sweet oat crisp and was the perfect balance to the tart plums. This rustic fruit dessert is going to make multiple appearances at our house every summer. Once again, we found a new reason to love our plum tree.

Double-Crusted Plum Crisp

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Yield: Serves 9

Cook Time: 45 minutes



1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Plum Filling:

4 cups thinly sliced plums, pit removed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 by 8 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. To make the crisp, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter and mix until mixture is moist. Press half of the crisp topping into the prepared baking dish.

3. For the plum filling, put the plums, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir until plums are well coated.

4. Spread the plums evenly over the bottom layer of the crisp. Sprinkle the remaining crisp over the plums. Gently pat the crisp topping down.

5. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes, or until the crisp is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving.

*Note-this crisp is even better served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Adapted from Rustic Fruit Desserts

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