Plum Crisp with Almond Streusel

We made a lovely plum compote from plums received as a gift. It’s been a really good year for fruit, most of our friends have an abundance of every kind. These tasty crisps can be made with any fruit – peach, apricots, plums or whatever. It’s very easy to make and quite tasty.

Plum Crisp with Almond Streusel

Yield: 4 servings


for the plum crisp:

  • 2 cups freshly made plum compote (see below)
  • 1 & 1/2-2 cups granola
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted

for the optional cream sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring (or Amaretto or any preferred alcohol)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar or agave syrup

for the plum compote:

  • 1 & 1/2 lb. fresh plums cleaned, halved and stones removed
  • 1 & 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar (depending on the ripeness/sweetness of the plums you may need more or less)
  • splash lemon juice


to make plum compote:

  1. In a medium saucepan, place the plums, sugar water and splash of lemon juice.
  2. Bring the mixture to a soft boil (5 minutes) and then reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  3. Cook the plums about 5 minutes more. Stir very gently and not too often, as you want the plums to basically hold their shape, just become soft and release their juices.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes.

to make the crisp:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F / 218 C.
  2. Make the streusel topping.
  3. Place the ground almonds, flour and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Add the melted vegan margarine and mix with a fork until it is the consistency of small lumps.
  5. Place 1/4 -1/3 cup of granola in the bottom of each individual casserole dish.
  6. Place a generous serving (about 1/2 cup) of plum compote with juice over the granola.
  7. Evenly distribute the streusel clumps over the top of the plum compote.
  8. Place in the preheated oven to bake until the streusel topping has lightly melted (about 15 minutes).
  9. Allow the crisps to cool slightly before serving.
  10. Optionally serve with soy cream or a whipped topping or soy ice cream.

4 responses to “Plum Crisp with Almond Streusel”

  1. Janine says:

    Hi, I’m a new vegan….where can i get soy cream???

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Janine,
    Thank you for your question. Oh gosh, where in the world d you live? What supermarkets and health food stores do you have? It all depends. There is a product available t us here, made by a company Alpro. They make regular soy milk, and also in 3 flavors, blueberry, banana and plain. And, they make a thinker version in a small container that is the soy cream- it’s like a coffee cream. It’s quite handy for cooking and making sauces, as usually soy milk or oat milk, or rice milk is a bit on the thin side for making sauces and then one must add an ingredient to make it thicker. If you look at health food stores, you are most likely to find it- either in the section with alternative milk products, or in the coffee “creamer” area. If it’s totally impossible to find, I would use a thick coconut milk as an alternative in this recipe- r in most recipes in fact. Good luck.

  3. Kate says:

    This looks really tasty, and easy too! I’ll definitely try making it 🙂 check out my blog where I’m writing about taking on this new lifestyle, I just became a vegan and I’m looking for tips and recipes!

  4. Chris says:

    Hi Kate,
    Thank you for your comment. Good luck on your quest to be vegan. My husband and I have been vegan for over 11 years now 🙂 You can find lots of tasty recipes on our site to help you along the way.

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