Plum Betty

Serving 6 people

120 min


  • butter 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • light brown sugar 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • orange juice 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • plums 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • walnuts 6 cups sliced ripe but firm plums (1/2-inch slices), peeled if desired, or 6 cups pitted sour cherries, fresh or frozen
  • whole-grain breadcrumbs 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups whole-grain fresh breadcrumbs (see Tip)
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How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch shallow glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.To prepare filling: Toss plums (or cherries) with 1/3 cup brown sugar and orange juice in a medium bowl. (If using frozen fruit, let stand for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to thaw the fruit before transferring to the baking dish.)To prepare topping: Toss breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl until blended.Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the topping in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the fruit. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the topping over the fruit, then top with the remaining fruit.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes.Meanwhile, toss the remaining topping with walnuts and butter until combined. After 30 minutes, remove the betty from the oven and sprinkle the breadcrumb-walnut mixture on top. Return to the oven and bake until the fruit is bubbly and the crumbs are browned, 30 to 40 minutes more.
  3. Let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.