My mum has the most beautiful plum tree in her garden and yesterday we picked a whole basket full of plums. Homegrown plums are my very favorite and I have grown up with a wide variety of different recipes using them! From tarts to jams, we’ve tried them all. Today Mia helped me make one of my favorites, a Harvest Crumble. Crumbles remind me of cozy autumn nights cuddled in front of a fire with a blanket. They’re the perfect comfort food! I’ve added a surprising ingredient to give the plums that real pop of flavor too … Ginger! It pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the plums and with a touch of lemon juice, it really makes the plums the star of this recipe you’re sure to love.
Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort. – Norman Klopas
Growing our own fruit and vegetables have always been a wonderful experience for me, one I am determined to carry on with Mia. When you grow the food yourself, you savor it more because not only have you put effort into baking something, you have put effort into growing and nurturing that fruit. For little children, putting a seed into the ground and getting something to eat back is a truly magical experience. With all the added health benefits of no chemical additives! The nutrients are even higher than store bought fruits and vegetables too because they are at their highest right after picking. All the more reason to get out into your garden and grow some fruits and vegetables!
- 750 g plums halved and stoned
- 45 g granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 100 g all purpose flour
- 65 g rolled oats
- 100 g sugar 1/2 brown sugar + 1/2 granulated sugar
- 115 g butter melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Slice plums in half and remove stones. Add plums to a large bowl with the lemon juice, sugar and ground ginger. Stir until plums are coated and add to a 2-quart baking dish.
- Combine flour, oats, sugar and the cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Add in the melted butter then stir until all the dry ingredient have been moistened by the butter creating a crumbly texture. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the plum filling.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the plums are tender and the topping has turned a light golden brown in color. Cover with aluminum foil if the topping color starts to turn too dark to avoid burning.
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