Plum Crisp with Almonds
Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: 1
A crazy day is easily cured with a nutty plum crisp. In just a half of an hour this gooey dessert with crumble will be tasting irresistible.
  • 2 to 3 small plums, seed removed and cut into thin strips
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch (optional)
  • few tbsp of dried raisins
  • 2 tbsp blanched almonds (See Notes above)
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (add more based on the tartness of the plums)
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp cold butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. (180 C). Grease mason jars with butter. Set aside. Place blanched almonds in a skillet and toast over medium heat for 4 to5 mins or until browned. Cool.
  2. Grind almonds to coarse crumbs.
  3. Add flour, brown sugar, orange zest and vanilla extract. Pulse to combine. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and gently use fingers to incorporate evenly the cold butter.
  4. For a thicker consistency, coat the plum quarters in cornstarch. Spread them at the bottom of the jar and then scatter dried raisins over them. Top with almond crumb mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 mins or until top has browned.
How to blanch almonds in 2 minutes: Boil water in a bowl and add almonds to it. Turn off heat in exactly one minute and immediately rinse under cold water. Dry with paper towels and squeeze out the outer skins.
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