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Apple Plum Crumble

    fresh apples for a crumble

    Today’s recipe is a week overdue but it is in honor of my little plum (which is now my little peach!)  Good news? This recipe would work just as well with sliced peaches so feel free to mix and match.

    Ginger is one of my secret weapons when it comes to fruit recipes. Fresh or ground, this tangy root is the perfect way to boost flavor without adding calories. The next time you make a berry smoothie, try grating a little fresh ginger into the mixture. You’ll be amazed at how well it complements the brightness of the berries. The same thing is true for baked fruit dishes. A little ground ginger is a perfect addition to any plum or peach dish. If you love Ginger Peach tea as much as I do, you already know this.

    Fruit crisp is traditionally served with vanilla ice cream but another great idea is to drizzle a little plain Greek yogurt mixed with honey on top. Of course, who am I kidding, I’ve been obsessed with ice cream long before getting pregnant so you certainly won’t see any judgment coming from me at this point in my life. Your fork is waiting.

    fresh apples for a crumble

    Apple Plum Crumble

    4.23 stars average
    A little ground ginger is the perfect addition to this dish.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 30 mins
    TOTAL: 40 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 3 plums (pit removed & sliced)
    • 3 apples (cored and sliced)
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 pinch salt
    • ½ c old fashioned oats
    • 3 tbs brown sugar
    • 2 tbs unsalted butter (cut into tiny cubes)


    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a medium sized baking dish with non-stick spray.
    • Combine sliced plums, apples, lemon zest, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a medium bowl and mix well.
    • Spread fruit mixture into baking dish.
    • Meanwhile, mix oats, brown sugar and butter cubes in a small bowl with your fingers to form topping.
    • Sprinkle on top of fruit mixture and bake for 20-30 minutes or until bubbling.
    • Serve with vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt mixed with honey.


    Calories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 36.2gProtein: 1.8gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3.8gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1mgFiber: 4.8g

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        1. Agreed about the topping – not near enough, even for a 9×9 pan. I tried it as written, but then doubled it for my batch after I saw how sparse it looked. I also added a couple tablespoons of sugar to the fruit filling because the directions said to cook until bubbling, but without any sugar with which to make some kind of juice/syrup with the fruit, I had a hunch that it would be more of a dry sizzle than a bubble. The way it turned out, I’d say I was right to add the sugar. Also, full disclosure, I didn’t look at the blog description where it mentions a focus on “healthy eating” until after I put it in the oven, so I had an “AH-HA” moment about the absence of added sugar in the filling. Given the comment about the apples not cooking through, I upped the oven temp to 375 and baked for about 40 minutes. Using these modifications, it came out quite nice. Not overly sweet and not too dry. I might make it again.

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