Plum Oatmeal Crisp
|Plums||3 , chopped|
|Fresh lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Firmly packed light brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Old fashioned rolled oats||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ground ginger||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Finely chopped walnuts||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Cold unsalted butter||3 Tablespoon, cut into bits|
|Vanilla ice cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as an accompaniment if desired)|
In a bowl stir together the plums, the lemon juice, and the granulated sugar and spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of a buttered 8-inch square pan.
In another bowl blend the brown sugar, the flour, the oats, the salt, the cinnamon, the ginger, the walnuts, and the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly over the plum mixture and bake the dessert in the middle of a preheated 375° F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until it is crisp. (For a crisper topping, after baking the crisp, broil it under a preheated broiler for 2 minutes.)