Harvest season! There is nothing like it! I am so fortunate that my parents have such a bounteous and beautiful fruit orchard that they have grown and nurtured for so many years. This time of year there are apples, plums, prunes and pears to be had. I managed to get a few very precious plums that are such a gorgeous color as well.
I imagined that these amazing plums would pair really well with ginger, and boy was I right! I really love the concentrated flavor of crystallized ginger and I was able to find some at a bulk section at a local grocery store.
I decided to keep the fruit part simple, just the ginger and a small bit of coconut sugar to let the tartness of the plums shine. Then, a sweetened & spiced oat topping to give the crumbles a bit of crunch. Perfect!
I hope that you will join me in making this amazingly yummy dessert soon! Let me know how it turns out in the comments below!
Plum or Berry and Ginger Crumbles:
Makes 4 individual plum ginger crumbles
3 cups plums (or berries of choice like blackberries or blueberries)
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
Mix together the fruit mixture in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture between 4 ramekins.
1/2 cup gluten free flour mix
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Mix together this mixture in a bowl. Store in the refrigerator until needed for topping the crumbles.
Assemble the Crumbles:
1. Heat the oven to 375F.
2. Top the plum mixtures in the ramekins with the crumble topping.
3. Place all of the ramekins on a rimmed baking sheets.
4. Bake the crumbles for 20 minutes or until crumbles are bubbling and the topping is golden brown.