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Plum Crisp with Quinoa-Oat Topping

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr
15 min
45 min
Juicy plums cook down until sweet and jammy in this easy dessert, with a hint of ground ginger to perk up their flavour. The topping includes a unique ingredient that you’re bound to love: quinoa. Uncooked quinoa toasts in a skillet until it tastes roasted, and is then combined with standard streusel ingredients of oats, flour, sugar, and butter. The quinoa increases the crunchiness of the topping in a similar way that dense nuts (like almonds) might do, but with an alluringly earthy, toasty flavour.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


2 pound(s), red, pitted and thinly sliced

Packed brown sugar

5 tbsp(s), divided


2½ tbsp(s)

Ground ginger

½ tsp(s)

Uncooked old fashioned oats


All-purpose flour

2 tbsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Uncooked quinoa

¼ cup(s)

Unsalted butter

2½ tbsp(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, toss together plums, 1 tbsp sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Spoon mixture into an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with nonstick spray. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, and remaining ¼ cup sugar. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add quinoa to skillet; cook, shaking pan frequently, until lightly browned and toasty-fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add quinoa to oat mixture. Drizzle with butter and stir well to moisten.
  3. Remove baking dish from oven. Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Sprinkle oat mixture over plum mixture. Bake until filling is bubbly and topping is browned, 25 minutes.
  4. Serving size: about 1/2 cup