Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Grilled Plum Crumble

I've officially knocked "grill some sort of fruit" off my bucket list! And I have no idea why it took me so darn long. Normally, I'm not a fan of plums because the skins are too thick, but grilling them softens them up nicely and makes them completely acceptable to me.

Actually, much more than acceptable!

If you want to or need to skip the grilling part, you'll have to bake the crumble longer in the oven and cover the container with foil so the crumble doesn't burn.

A couple weeks ago I took a CreativeLive course on food photography from Todd Porter and Diane Cu (White on Rice Couple) and it was incredible! I was getting in a rut with my photography and although I was getting somewhat consistent results, I didn't have the thought process for changing when I needed to.

Needless to say, I ended up buying the course and hopefully I'll continue to learn and stretch in this area!

Gather up your friends, and grill them up a humble crumble. They'll owe you!

Grilled Plum Crumble
Yield: 6-8 servings

4 plums, halved and pits removed
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw pecans
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
Pinch sea salt
Whipped cream, lightly sweetened with honey or vanilla stevia, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and a grill to medium high heat.

Place the halved plums on the grill, flat sides down and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes. Very ripe plums will only take a few minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the almonds, pecans,  butter, honey, cinnamon, cardamom and salt in a food processor fitted with a metal place. Pulse until the nuts are coarsely chopped and you can form the mixture into a ball with your hands.

Remove from the grill and place flat sides up in a 1 1/2-quart size casserole dish.

Sprinkle the nut crumble over the plums and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crumble is browned.

Top with lightly sweetened whipped cream and serve at any temperature.


  1. Yum, what a great recipe and awesome flavour combination. thanks for the great ideas.

    1. Thank you Thalia! Who doesn't love summer fruit, right?!

  2. That looks great! I should try making it!

    1. Thanks Angela! It would be a great way to improve the flavor of sub-optimal fruits :)


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