Apple and Plum Crisp

Apple and Plum Crisp is a crispy dessert served with ice cream on the side. Enjoy this for a weeknight party or after dinner sweet cravings.

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 practicing Yoga, he gave me a  Yoga Journal.

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

It is perfect for a party as a make-ahead dessert or an impromptu one too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 5 -6 six-oz ramekins

Ingredients

Crisp Topping:

  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup oats I used quick cooking type
  • cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened

Apple Plum Filling:

  • 3-4 apples preferably tart
  • 350 grams fresh plums
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven at 190 C. Grease 6 oz ramekins.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

6 responses to “Apple and Plum Crisp”

  1. Riddhi Vasavada says:

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

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

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