A pluot crisp is a type of dessert that is made using pluots as the main ingredient. A pluot is a type of fruit that is a cross between a plum and an apricot. Pluots are known for their sweet, juicy flavor and are often used in desserts such as pies, crisps, and cobblers.
Making Pluot Crisp
A pluot crisp typically consists of pluot slices mixed with a sweetened streusel topping made from ingredients such as flour, butter, and sugar, and then baked in the oven until the topping is golden and crispy. Some variations may also include ingredients like oats, nuts and spices to add more texture and flavor. They are often served as a warm with cream or ice cream, or as a cold topping with yogurts.
While pluots have a naturally high sugar content, they are also rich in Vitamin A. Each pluot variety has an intense flavor and tastes more plum like or more apricot like depending on the color you choose. This recipe includes several different varieties of pluots. The red pluots resemble almost identically a red plum. The inside is red, juicy and is easily mistakable for a plum. Mottled pluots very closely resemble both the plum and apricot in both texture and taste but vary in appearance. Bite into one and it's hard to tell which one you're eating. Pick one up and the great debate begins: plum or apricot looking?
Pluots can be found in both a conventional and organic variety and begin appearing in stores in late August and on through the fall. Pluots pair well with other fruits like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Mix it up and use several different fruits in addition to the pluot for this crisp recipe. You'll get a different flavor and taste every time! Just don't forget that delicious dollop of whipped cream!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, toss plums, flour, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together
3. Pour mixture into ungreased 1 ½ quart baking dish
4. In a small bowl combine all topping ingredients.
5. Mix with a fork until mixture becomes crumbly.
6. Using your hands, distribute the topping evenly over the plum mixture.
7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes until top becomes crispy and golden brown.
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