Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

V has a habit of gifting me some special & exclusive mementos depending upon what I am into at that time.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

When I was regularly practising Yoga, he gave me a  Yoga Journal and

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

when I started this food blog over 3 years ago, he gifted me the coveted Moleskine Recipe Journal and many such special gifts over the years.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

And I have a habit of saving each of them for a special time, a special occasion or a special task. I am happy in treasuring them alone.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

But V wasn’t happy & he lately took to using sarcasm to highlight how I do not use any of the things he gives me.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

I have never managed to win the war of words and I guess I never would.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

I couldn’t convince him that such things are a treasure for me and I am holding onto them, taking care of them.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Since I am more into food photography than recipe development, I took to using Moleskine for jotting notes on photography (shot list, shoot pencil sketch, etc).

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

One such moment was captured while practising shots with plums.

Coming to the recipe, I used my earlier recipe of apple & pear crisp to make this one. I replaced pears with plums.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

You can use any fruits and make this wonderful crisp.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

If the plums are too tart, I suggest serving with whipped cream or ice-cream.

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 5-6 six-oz ramekins

Apple and Plum Crisp | Moleskine Recipe Journal

It is perfect for a party as a make-ahead dessert or an impromptu one too.

Ingredients

    Crisp Topping:
  • 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of oats, I used quick cooking type
  • 1/3 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • Apple Plum Filling:
  • 3-4 apples, preferably tart
  • 350 grams of fresh plums
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 190 C. Grease 6 oz ramekins.
  2. Place all topping ingredients in a large bowl. Use your fingertips or pastry blender or a food processor to gently bring them together. I used a potato masher.
  3. Peel, core & chop into 1? chunks apple and place in a large bowl. De-seed and chop plums into 1-inch chunk. Add corn starch & sugar. Toss them to coat fruits evenly.
  4. Place the filling in the prepared dish, evenly spread the topping on top of it. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any dripping juices.
  5. Bake in pre-heated oven for 35-45 mins. or until bubbly and the topping is brown and crispy. Remove from oven & cool on a wire rack for 15 mins. Serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream or whipped cream.

Notes:

adapted from here

You can replace plums or apples with any fruit of your choice.

If the plums are too tart, it is best to serve the crisp with ice-cream or whipped cream.

You can replace whole wheat with all-purpose flour as in original recipe.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/09/19/apple-plum-crisp-moleskine-recipe-journal/

Sending the Apple & Plum Crisp to Bake Fest # 35 an event originally started by Vardhini

  • Riddhi Vasavada

    Wow. Deepali looks so yummy. i will defiantly try this and give you feedback. Thanks for sharing such a nice dessert.:)

  • Your pics are so amazing Deepali! Love them…I am going to get all my food photography inspiration from here now :)

    • Thanks Siddhartha. I am so glad you like them. If you remember, we had connected few months ago, wherein I had come across your blog searching for Pagdandi Cafe.