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Plum Berry Crisp

Serves 4
  • Active time:15 min
  • Start to finish:50 min
August 2007
The charm of this simple dessert is obvious: It takes sweet summer fruits and cooks them down so that everything good about them becomes even better.

For filling

  • 1 1/2 lb purple plums, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 cup blueberries (5 oz)
  • 1 cup blackberries (5 oz)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (depending on sweetness of fruit)

For topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into bits and softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF with rack in upper third.
  • Toss together all filling ingredients in a 2-quart shallow baking dish and bake 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, blend together all topping ingredients in a bowl with your fingertips until butter is evenly distributed and mixture is crumbly.
  • Stir fruit filling, then sprinkle oat mixture over it and bake until topping is crisp and golden and fruit is bubbling, about 30 minutes.