I love a three day weekend for many days, but one of the best is that you start the week off on a Tuesday and you've hit the middle of the week just two days in! This week I'm feeling extra sweet and am bringing you a double whammy when it comes to dessert recipes. On Monday I promised to share a second homemade treat, and I don't like to disappoint. So let me present to you another summer into fall transitional dessert, the Apple Plum Crumble.
This dessert is another easy one to add to the list of 'homemade & simple' treats to whip up when you want to impress, but have little time. And using fresh fruit makes all the difference, in my opinion. Which is exactly what I opted to use my fresh plums and apples from Kauffman's Fruit Farm to make this delectable dessert.
Really, fresh fruit is lovely to eat and to look at it. I'd keep a bowl constantly stocked if it wouldn't warrant so many crazy fruit flies and we didn't go through the fruit so fast.
- What You'll Need
- Crust & Crumble
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats (not the quick cook or instant)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- Apple Plum Filling
- 4 honeycrisp apples
- 6-7 plums
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 TSP cornstarch
- 1/2 TSP cinnamon
- 1/4 TSP nutmeg
- What You'll Do
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the stick of butter. Ad the flour, oats, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix well until clumpy.
- Measure out one cup of the crumble and set aside.
- In a parchment paper-lined pie dish, empty the remaining crumble. Spread it out evenly and pack it in to make the crust.
- Next peel the apples and plums and dice them.
- Put them in a bowl and add the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir gently until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour the fruit mixture into the pie dish and spread evenly over the crust.
- Sprinkle the cup of crumble mixture over top of the filling.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes at 350° or until the crumble has browned and the filling is bubbly.
If you're looking to save more time, you can always prepare the crumble a day ahead of time and refrigerate it. That's what I did in this instance, and it made the process so much quicker on a busy weeknight. You still get the same great taste in even less time.
If you're looking for a great way to sample a variety of fabulous fruits, try Kauffman's Mix 'N Match Homegrown Fruit Gift Box, I really can't say enough for the quality and taste they offer. And if you've got extra fruit to spare, turning it into a tasty dessert is always a good decision.
So hurry and grab fresh fruit while you still can, and if you're grocery store isn't full of exceptional quality fruits to pick from, take a look at Kauffman's selection. We loved the gift box option for all the fruits we were able to try out. And of course, get to bakin', because nothings better than a fresh piece of Peach Slab Pie or Apple Plum Crumble with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top!