Introduction: Honey Plum Crumble

Original by me, Shy Silver Leaf.  This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite book series, Redwall by Brian Jacques.  It's another of my favorites to make.  You can easily swap out the plums for almost any other fruit and the cinnamon for other spices that would better suit the replaced fruit.  I've done this with peaches before!

Whipped topping (optional)

Butter OR margarine
4 cups fresh plums, pitted and chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon honey

1/8 cup white sugar
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup butter OR margarine, chilled

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

FILLING - Generously butter a 1 and 1/2-quart baking dish.  Place the sliced plum in the dish and sprinkle them with the 3/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch.  Add the honey and vanilla, mix the filling together gently, and spread it evenly again.

TOPPING - Combine the white sugar, 1/8 cup brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl.  Cut the chilled butter into the cinnamon mixture with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
NOTE - I really love the crumb topping so I usually double just the topping.

Generoulsy sprinkle the topping over the filling in the dish.  Bake the crumble for 30 minutes.  Serve it warm with whipped topping, if desired.

Servings: Approx. 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Bake Time: 30 min

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