So is it just us or does hearing the phrase stone fruit make do a double take? While it may sound like something really peculiar or different, it’s nothing more than an umbrella term for fruits like peaches, plums and cherries. And they got this name for a good reason: they have a soft, fleshy inside surrounding a pit or stone in the middle.
Even though sweet stone fruit may be pretty delicious on its own, you can’t go wrong by baking it into a delectable dessert. While you may be thinking pie, we’re thinking a lighter and healthier summer fruit crisp.
With plum as the main fruit ingredient, you’ll get ample vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Plus, this stone fruit can help to lower blood sugar, benefit heart health and relieve constipation.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to bake some plum and raspberry crisp!
- 4 plums, halved, pitted and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 pint raspberries
- For the streusel:
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the plum slices in a large bowl along with the lemon juice, vanilla and ground cinnamon(. Toss well. Arrange plums in an 8-inch square baking dish, overlapping them slightly, and then sprinkle with the raspberries.
In a clean bowl, use a pastry blender or fork to mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter and rolled oats until well combined. Sprinkle over the fruit and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until top is golden and the berries are bubbling. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Baking up good health.
Eating fresh fruits and veggies is a great way to support overall health, and the summer season has no shortage of fresh options—peaches and plums, yes please! To help keep you feeling your best throughout the summer months, GMG Primary Care is here to help. Whether you’re looking for expert tips related to healthy dieting or you’re trying to avoid heat exhaustion, dehydration and other seasonal hazards, you can count on the health experts that know you best.