Spiced plum crumble/crisp – revisited and rephotographed

SpicedPlumCrisp © J Horak-Druiff 2011


Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that Fridays are #FridayPoetryFix days around here, where I post the link to a favourite poem, old or new, that has grabbed my attention during the week, or that describes my mood particularly well.  Last Friday was the turn of one of my favourite poets (yet again!) – the fabulous William Carlos Williams and his deceptively simple poem This is Just to Say:

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold


Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will also know that I have recently been trying to make and rephotograph posts for which I either have no photo or for which I have unattractive photos – and I have to say that I cringe at some of the pics that saw the light of day on this blog! Suffice to say that anybody who looks at my photos in 2007 and today will wonder if it’s the same person who took them.  Take, for example, the photos in my original spicy plum crumble post and the photos in this post.  Scary, huh?! The old photos are a practical example of the dangers of being ignorant of white balance, among other things :o)



But please don’t hold the grotty original photos against me – the spicy plum crumble or crisp!) was mighty fine then, and it’s mighty fine now.  This dessert is so easy and quick that you can throw it together while guests are sitting at the table, and it’s a great way to use up either underripe plums, or plums that are slightly past their prime.  And if you don’t quite have enough plums, you can add a sweet apple, chopped up into chunks – it will bulk up the fruit content and take on the pretty red colour of the plums so as to be indistinguishable to your guests.

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  1. says

    Mmmmm, just a little sweet after thought to finish off a meal. I should really start revisiting my old horror photgraphs too!
    Great job!

  2. says

    Oh lord I looked back at the old photos and I would never have thought you could take such…. sorry, but bad pics ever! But you have inspired me that anyone can improve! These are fabulous and make me want to make these crumbles now! Gorgeous! Now I just have to wait for plum season! xx

  3. says

    Love that poem, Jeanne! I’ve started reading poetry again this year and it delights me so much. :-) GORGEOUS photos!!! I love seeing the difference in your first photos compared to these. It’s a lovely thing to know you’ve grown and improved and are making such beautiful art now. :-)

  4. says

    I try not to go back and chk the photographs of the old posts. Yet when I do, it kind of makes me feel to where I am now; the same recipe but how different they look. The pics are gorgeous!! love the fresh red plums.