Its plum season!
I’m no food blogger and I make no secret of the fact I rely on some of my lovely blog buddies to help feed my growing pair with healthy nutritious food – im talking about you One Yummy Mummy. I like to eat it alright but im a hopeless cook! This week its a little something different and im sharing a recipe with thanks to Organix. It’s a delicious receipe for Organic Roasted Plums. Not only are plums in season in Ireland in August and September, the month of September also celebrates all things Organic.
Some interesting facts that I never knew about plums!!
- Plums are a rich source of vitamins C and K and dietary fibers
- It can take 3-5 years after planting for the trees to bear fruit
- There are actually over 200 varieties of plum in the world!!!
- Plums are used to produce wine or spirits in some countries!
Organic September Roasted Plums
10 – 30 minutes to prepare
10 – 30 minutes to cook
Serves 2 adults and 2 children
3 large plums
Coconut oil (or melted butter) to brush
Almond & oat crumble
3 tbsp porridge oats (or gluten free oat)
1 tbsp ground almonds (or desiccated coconut if nut allergies)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp melted coconut oil (or butter)
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey for children over 12 months)
150g of mascarpone
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp maple syrup (or honey for children over 12 months)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
A couple of mint leaves (optional)
How to make:
Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
Step 2 – Prepare the crumble by mixing the oats, ground almonds and cinnamon powder together in a small bowl. Add melted coconut oil (or butter) and maple syrup. Stir until you get a crumble texture
Step 3 – Spread crumble on baking tray. Bake for 10-15 mins until golden and crisp. Remove from oven and set aside to cool down
Step 4 – Put the grill on to 275°C
Step 5 – Cut plums in half and remove stones carefully
Step 6 – Brush each plum all over with some melted coconut oil (or butter)
Step 7 – Arrange plums in an oven proof dish, cut side up
Step 8 – Place until the grill for around 5 mins or until the plums soften
Step 9 – While the plums are in the oven, mix mascarpone with lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract in a small bowl
Step 10 – To serve, dollop the mascarpone cream on a plate. Add 2 halves plum per adult or 1 half plum per child on top of mascarpone cream. Sprinkle with crumble.
And there you have it – Orangic Roasted Plums. Let me know if you give this a go, even better show me the pic’s!