Plums give a fresh, tangy taste to a classic crisp

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Plums give a fresh, tangy taste to a classic crisp

A good place to start when looking for more healthy desserts is fruit, which not only packs plenty of its own no-added-sugar sweetness, it also tends to have gobs of fiber and nutrients.
Spiced Plum Crisp

Start to finish: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


For the crisp topping:


½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon honey
¾ cup rolled oats
¼ cup sliced almonds

For the yogurt topping:


5.3-ounce container plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
Several drops almond extract
For the plums:
6 plums, quartered and pitted
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
Pinch salt
½ teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon orange zest
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Method


Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, salt, oil and honey. Add the oats and almonds, then toss to coat evenly. Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp, stirring once or twice.
Meanwhile, make the yogurt topping. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, honey and almond extract. Set aside.
In a large skillet, combine the plums, honey, water, salt, lemon zest and orange zest. Heat over medium, stirring occasionally, until the plums are just softened, about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, orange juice and cornstarch. Stir into the plums and bring up to a simmer for 1 minute, or until the juices are thickened.
Spoon the warm plums into individual bowls, topping each with some of the crisp topping and a spoonful of the yogurt topping. Serve immediately.

Plums give a fresh, tangy taste to a classic crisp

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A good place to start when looking for more healthy desserts is fruit, which not only packs plenty of its own no-added-sugar sweetness, it also tends to have gobs of fiber and nutrients.
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