Plum and Peach Crumble Sundae

The peaches and plums at my grocery store looked (and smelled) so good they were begging to be put to use in a summery dessert so I made this deconstructed crumble turned sundae.  It was so good with the simple perfection that is vanilla ice-cream but it would be great with whipped cream too.  I didn’t peel my fruit because I like the taste and texture but feel free to peel your peaches and plums if that’s what you prefer.  I served this up in pretty individual glasses but you could assemble it in a big bowl or buffet style and let everyone serve themselves.  DSC_0119

I adapted this from a recipe at Real Simple and mine is number twenty-one in my countdown of thirty recipes perfect to make for your cookout this July 4th. You can find the previous twenty recipes here.

What to buy (serves 4):

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 plums, pitted and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

What to do:

  • heat oven to 350 degrees
  • mix together the flour, oats, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt in a medium bowl
  • transfer to a lined baking sheet and using your hands, form the mixture into large clumps
  • bake the crumble until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes
  • meanwhile, combine peaches, plums, lemon juice, a pinch of salt  and 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl
  • divide the ice cream, fruit and juices and crumble among 4 glasses or bowls and serve immediately

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