1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cane sugar, divided
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
7 Tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 pounds plums, quartered and pitted
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Combine flours, 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. Combine milk, vanilla, and egg in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
4. Spoon batter into a 9-inch round metal cake pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange plums in a circular pattern over batter.
5. Combine remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, lemon rind, and allspice in a small bowl, stirring well. Place remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until butter melts. Stir into sugar mixture. Sprinkle plums with rolled oat and then evenly with sugar mixture. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until browned and bubbling. Cool in pan 1 hour on a wire rack. Cut into wedges. Serves 8.
Nutrition Notes: Plums are relatives of the peach, nectarine and almond. They are a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B2, potassium and fiber!
Taste Test: These plums were so delicious! Plums are in season May through October and at their peak in August! So get them now while they are plump, juicy and sweet!
Did you know that there are over 2,000 varieties of plums and over 100 are available in the United States alone?