Plum Crunch

Being a part of the food blogging world is awesome; of course I am sure many of you already know that. Apart from meeting so many new people, great non-profits and soo much delicious food- I have found something ELSE! The Secret Recipe Club. No not like it’s a secret, because otherwise I wouldn’t be telling you about it. The secret recipe club works kind of like secret santa gifts; you get assigned a fellow blogger, then you have to re-create a recipe from their blog for a certain date. Check them out here, although I think there is a wait list to join now since so many people are wanting to participate.

This month, my fellow foodie was Vivian, over at Let’s Try These. She had all sorts of tasty recipes to choose from, including an Irish Potato Pie and Orange Tian that I almost chose. I ended up choosing to remake her Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch recipe. My mom had tons of plums dragging her trees down out front, so I decided I would help relieve their pain by making a plum crisp for dinner with my grandparents and family.

I didn’t add water to the plum recipe, like she did in hers, because the plums release a lot of liquid when cooking. I also added pecans to the topping for some extra crunch. Turned out delicious, thanks Vivian for the inspiration!

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Plum Crisp
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Serves: 8
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups fresh plums (seeded, halved or quartered)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flower
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup crushed pecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl, then toss with the plum halves and vanilla.
  3. Pour into a 11" round casserole dish.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients and mix until a crumble is formed. Top the plums with the crumble mixture.
  5. Bake at 350F until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling at the edges (about 1 hour).

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32 Responses to Plum Crunch

  1. Michelle says:

    Beautiful! I must go to the farmers market and pick up some plumbs, and then make this!

  2. Susie says:

    What a wonderful use for plums…. this looks amazing.

  3. Val says:

    Stunning pictures. I’m so hungry now!!

  4. Lacy says:

    Look at those plums! This looks like an amazing dessert! Yum!!

  5. Great pick! Crisp is always a favourite in our house, and this one sounds like a winner. Love the addition of pecans to the topping.

  6. What a great idea. I’ll have to sign up!

  7. Kristen says:

    I miss my mother’s plum tree. Last year was a stellar yield and then I moved away!! What a glorious way to use up a wonderful fruit.

  8. Love that you’re able to use freshly picked plums from your mother’s tree, what a treat. The pecans sound like a lovely addition. Fun being in SRC with you!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

  10. This looks wonderful, what a great choice for SRC!

  11. Eliot says:

    I have seen so many great sounding plum recipes recently. This is up at the top. Great SRC post.

  12. I wish the plums would ripen in stages over two months, but sadly they all ripened in about a week. I harvested the rest, dried about 500 plums (not exaggerating!), and made a great plum sauce that would be good on meat or pancakes or ice cream. I’ll keep a jar in the freezer for you! XO

  13. Mary says:

    This sounds delicious. I just took a peach crisp out of the oven. It smells so good! What exactly is it about warm fruit that just smells like happiness?

  14. Lisa~~ says:

    The plums look gorgeous and picking them straight from the tree…oh yes! Your plum crunch is just fabulous, wish I had a bowl full.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. Wow this plum crunch looks beautiful!

  16. Great choice! This looks so amazingly good. I’ve never done any baking with plums and this has me wanting to try!

  17. Trisha says:

    That plum crunch looks divine, nice way to bring the family meal to a close!

  18. Your photos are just beautiful! My husband loves plums I will have to make this for him! Looks great!

  19. Alyssa says:

    I’m not a big fan of plums, but this dessert looks great!

  20. Jeanette says:

    I wish I had a plum tree like your mom’s. You’re so lucky!! Beautiful plum crunch, great pick for SRC.

  21. Ann says:

    Wonderful! This is a beautiful recipe….The MINUTE my blog is 6 months old, I’m applying! I love the SRC…..

  22. Dan says:

    What an awesome harvest dessert. It must be great to have this fruit readily available like that. And heck, I’m sure it’s appreciated that you offered to take some away!

  23. Plums fresh off a tree….wow!

    I’d love it if you’d stop by my SRC post for Turkey Sloppy Joes!

  24. amy says:

    Yum! Looks great — I’m loving SRC, so many great new recipes to try!

  25. joanne says:

    Delicious! And so many more super recipes. This post will take some time for me. Love it.

  26. Kita says:

    Beautiful SRC post! I am loving this club!

  27. WOW that looks amazing! I WISH I had a plum tree. :-)

    And thank you for being a part of the SRC with me (group b). I am excited and looking forward to next month too!

    Here is what I posted this month: Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Pot Pie

  28. I think the use of plums is great and I’ve often added nuts to my crumb mixture. I’m glad you enjoyed looking through my blog.

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  30. Suzanne says:

    This hits all the right notes for me! I “plum” love it! Great SRC pick.

  31. Rachel says:

    Wowzers – what BEAUTIFUL photographs, and a delicious looking crumble – I especially love oats in the topping. Definitely one to write down and remember…thanks for the inspiration

  32. marla says:

    I am in love with the name “plum crunch” I can only imagine how great this tastes! Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C