Monday, August 27, 2012

Plum Crumble

I should have added to my, why I have not been blogging list, that I spent the entire months of June and July picking up plums of the damn ground, and also plucking them from the tree. I estimate that I collected at least 12 thousand tons of plums from both the tree and the ground (hyperbole warning).

I had planned to purchase and use a ice cream maker to make ice cream from my plums (and apricots), but you need money to buy stuff now a days and the Veggie Mom is sadly too broke at the moment for kitchen purchases.  So, I went to Martha Stewart for inspiration and I came back with this crumble recipe. I changed on the fruit used as Martha's recipes are supremely vetted and always delicious.

The Ingredients

The Filling 
2lbs plums, peeled, pitted and cut into halves
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 teaspoons cornstarch

The Crumble
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and combine the plums, white sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a medium sized glass bowl

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter and brown sugar on medium until light and fluffy.

 Add the flour and sea salt to the butter mixture

 Using your hand lightly kneed together the dough

Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the plums and bake for 40-50 minutes or until center is bubbling.  Tent loosely with foil and allow to cool for 20 minutes.  Serve with ice cream!

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