Individual Plum Crisp

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Plum Crisp is an easy to make individual dessert that is full of plum flavor with a buttery crisp oat topping.

A ramekin of plum crisp topped with golden brown oats on a dish along with a spoon.

It’s stone fruit season!   While I’m sure it occurs at different times throughout the country our big stone fruit season is the end of summer.  This means late July and August here in the northeast.

What is stone fruit?

A lot of people aren’t sure what stone fruit it but it’s simply fruit that has a pit or “stone” in it.  These fruits include peaches, cherries, apricots, mangoes, plums, lychees, and several others.

I am very partial to cherries and peaches and make a lot with them.  For breakfast I love making Easy Cherry Coffee Cake with both sweet and tart cherries. I also love making Fresh Cherry Scones for a midday snack.  They are so buttery and delicious!

When I am making an easy dessert Individual Peach Shortcakes are so good and they are easy to transport because they are made in Mason jars!  I also make a killer Blueberry Peach Lemonade that’s perfect for sipping on all summer long.

However this year I wanted to try a stone fruit that I don’t usually use so I chose plums.   Plums are readily available in my area but they aren’t something I naturally go to.

A ramekin with plum crisp topped with vanilla ice cream and a spoon in it.

I grabbed a a bunch of them when I was at the market last week and planned on baking them into something.   I found recipes for plum scones, a plum tart, and plum jam.   When it came time to make my recipe I scrapped all of those ideas and went with one of my own.

My husband and I have been trying to eat semi-healthy so I didn’t want to make anything that was too fattening or that was too big because I knew we would end up eating a lot of it.  What I came up with was Individual Plum Crisp.  I figured I could bake them in ramekins and they would be the perfect individual serving sizes for each of us.

What is a Fruit crisp?

Fruit crisp is a dessert consisting of baked fruit topped with a mixture of flour, sugar, butter, and often oats, or spices. The topping becomes crisp and crumbly after baking, giving the dessert its name. The fruit can be a variety of fruits like apples, peaches, berries, or a combination of different fruits.

Ingredients for making Plum Crisp

I started with plums, sugar, and flour in the base.  I knew I needed a bit of liquid but I didn’t want to use water or juice.  I had just finished another recipe using red wine and thought that would be perfect with this dish.  You can buy plum wine so I figured plums would work well with wine. After mixing all of that together I made a simple oat crumble for the top and popped it in the oven.


  • fresh plums
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon
  • red wine (or you can use lemon juice for a non-alcoholic option)
  • oats (quick or rolled oats will work)
  • salted butter (or unsalted if you prefer)

To make the Plum Crisp preheat the oven to 400 degrees.   Spray 2 four inch ramekins with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl combine the plums, brown sugar, granulated sugar, all purpose flour, cinnamon, and red wine.  Toss to combine.  Divide the mixture  between the 2 ramekins.

In a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, oats, and butter.   Press the mixture together until a crumble forms.  Sprinkle the mixture over top of the fruit in the ramekins.

Two ramekins with fresh plums in them.

Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.   If desired broil for 1-2 minutes to get the topping a dark golden brown.

The plum crisps came out golden brown on top with the plum mixture bubbling through on the sides.  I was surprised by how yummy it looked.   Originally my plan was to top it with ice cream or whipped cream but after my first bite I realized it didn’t need anything.

The plums were both sweet and tart and the wine simply added to the flavor.  The crumble was crunchy and was the perfect pairing to the soft plums in the dish.

Two dishes of golden brown topped plum crisp.

What can I eat with the plum crisp?

  • a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • fresh whipped cream
  • a drizzle of caramel sauce
  • caramel swirl ice cream

A ramekin with plum crisp in it and a spoon with a spoonful of the crisp on it.

My husband added a scoop of vanilla caramel swirl ice cream on top of his crisp and said that it took this dish to a whole new level.  I’m sure it would be amazing with the ice cream as well so enjoy it as it is or top it with some ice cream for a decadent dessert!

Can I make this with a different fruit?

You can make this crisp with cherries, peaches, or nectarines!   If you want to use apples or pears you can but you will need to cook it for longer and I would switch out the red wine for a white wine.

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I can't get enough of the sweet and tart flavors in these Individual Plum Crisps

Individual Plum Crisp

A sweet and tart plum mixture topped with an oat crumble.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Hezzi-D



For the plums:

  • 4 small plums pitted and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine

For the crumble:

  • 1/4 c. oats
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray two ramekins with baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine the plums, brown sugar, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and red wine. Toss to combine.
  • Divide the mixture between the two ramekins.
  • In a small bowl combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the butter to the oat mixture in small pieces and use your fingers to combine the mixture into a crumble. Sprinkle on top of the plum mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling.
  • Broil for 1 minute to get topping golden brown if desired.


A Hezzi-D original recipe

Pin Image:   Two ramekins of plum crisp, text title.

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