First of all, I know this is a terrible picture, but I just HAD to share this recipe with you!! We had our good friends Sean and Shelby (and their little boy Colin and dog Fancy) over for dinner the other night and I served this for dessert – WOW, was it good! Once again, Ina Garten doesn’t disappoint- this is her recipe and it’s delicious! The top was so crunchy and buttery and the inside was thick and gooey (YUM). I even cut back on the butter and sugar and it was still SO rich and sweet! Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it just doesn’t get much better…..

Plum Crunch
-adapted from Ina Garten

3 pounds black plums, pitted and quartered
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
juice of half a lemon

For the topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup oatmeal
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
For the fruit, in a large bowl, combine the plums, sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into a 12 by 8-inch shallow baking dish.
For the topping, combine the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is the size of peas. Scatter evenly over the plum mixture.
Bake the plum crunch for 40 to 45 minutes, until the plums are bubbling and the top is browned. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream.

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  1. When does Ina Garten ever disappoint….NEVER!!! She’s my idol. And I don’t know what you’re talking about with regards to the picture. Looks at those juices dripping down the sides – a little sneak peak to all the goodness inside.

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    Comment by Eliana — September 10, 2010 @ 1:54 PM

  2. This looks unreal! I must try this. I love crumbles and I love plums. Delicious, Amy!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks Kelsey!!

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    Comment by Kelsey — September 10, 2010 @ 6:56 PM

  3. I have been following your blog for a little while now, and wanted to let you know that after seeing this post, i HAD to make this immediately, and it was DELISH! thanks so much :)

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    Comment by Nicole — September 12, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

  4. I think the picture is great! And everything I’ve tried by Ina Garten is amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Comment by Beth — September 12, 2010 @ 8:52 PM

  5. It was delicious Amy!

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    Comment by Shelby — September 15, 2010 @ 9:46 PM

  6. Thanks Shelby!! I’m so glad y’all came over- let’s do it again soon! :)

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    Comment by amy — September 15, 2010 @ 9:50 PM

  7. It looks delicious and I think your photo is great! So glad to find your blog and this recipe!

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    Comment by Pam — September 17, 2010 @ 8:36 AM

  8. Thanks so much, Pam!! I’m so glad to have your blog as well now!! :)

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    Comment by amy — September 17, 2010 @ 8:38 AM

  9. I made this last night, and it was the best dessert I’ve had in a long time. I’ve been searching the web for new ideas and easier recipes that kinda turn out, so I was extremely happy that this recipe not only turned out, but tasted amazing. My kids ate it for breakfast this morning (without the ice cream, of course) and loved it, again! I also made the corn salad from the April blog. It was so good, I can’t explain how successful I feel. Thanks so much for sharing this, Amy. You are making my family enjoy staying home for dinner.

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    amy Reply:

    Krystal- I’m SO very glad it turned out and your family enjoyed it!! That makes me so happy!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Comment by Krystal — September 28, 2010 @ 12:20 PM

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