Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain free), plus a giveaway

Tate’s Bake Shop just released their new cookbook, Baking for Friends, and I recently received a copy for review.  The book is loaded with recipes for cookies, muffins, crisps, and bars, along with beautiful photos of the sweets.  They are also offering a five dollar discount to my readers who wish to purchase the book, as well as a giveaway (see below for details).

If you enjoy baking for the holidays and giving gifts of food, this is a great book for you.  I immediately started looking for recipes that would adapt well to a grain free, low sugar format, and decided to adapt the recipe for Ginger Plum Crisp.  Crisps are relatively easy to make without grains, and this version turned out so well:

It was lick-the-bowl fabulous.  The original recipe calls for flour, sugar, oats, and Italian plums, so I made some easy swaps.  I eliminated all of the added sugar and instead opted for a small amount of stevia, and honestly the fruit is sweet enough that you could probably skip that part.  You could also add a tablespoon of honey into the topping in lieu of the stevia, if you are not a fan.  I traded red plums for the Italian plums, as they are a little lower in sugar and carbs, and I used almond flour and coconut for the topping.  My other swap was the pan size–I swapped their 8 by 8 inch pan for a 6 by 10 inch pan, and so I increased the amount of topping.  Here’s the adapted recipe:

Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain free)
Recipe type: Grain free, Low sugar, Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 packets dry stevia extract (or 1 tablespoon of honey)
  • 5 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, warmed to liquid
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 1/2 pounds red plums (about 8 medium plums), pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chopped, crystallized ginger
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 6 by 10 inch baking pan with cooking spray to coat (you can use an 8 by 8, if you prefer).
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, flaked coconut, cinnamon, salt, and stevia. Stir in the melted coconut oil until incorporated, then stir in the pecans.
  3. Spread the sliced plums in the prepared baking dish, and drizzle with the cream and vanilla. Sprinkle the chopped, crystallized ginger evenly over the top, and then spoon the topping over the plums.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the plums are bubbly and the topping is lightly browned. Serve warm, with softly whipped cream, if desired.

I think you will like this.

If you would like to order the Baking for Friends cookbook with a five dollar discount, enter the discount code BAKEOFF at this order link.   You can also leave a comment below to enter to win a copy of the book, along with a Tate’s Cookie and Bar Tower–how cool is that, really?

Giveaway has ended!  The winner was Deea–congratulations, and thanks to everyone who entered!

1. Leave a comment after this post, describing your favorite fall dessert.  This is mandatory to enter, and counts as one entry.

2. For a second entry, you can “Like” Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook, and then leave a second comment below for a second entry.  Be sure to indicate your Facebook name, so this can be verified.

3. For a third entry, you can “Like” Seasonal and Savory on Facebook, and then leave a third comment below for a third entry.  Be sure to indicated your Facebook name, so this can be verified.

4. Open only to U.S. mailing addresses, please.

5. Giveaway will end on November 10th at 5 p.m., M.S.T.  I will select a winner using, and will notify the winner via email.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I will select an alternative winner using the same method.

Disclaimer: Tate’s Bake Shop provided a review copy of Baking for Friends and is providing this reader giveaway.  I was under no obligation to review or mention the book, and all opinions are my own, and genuine.

Thanks for reading,


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  1. My favorite fall dessert? It has to be pumpkin pie, with whipped cream. Yum.

  2. My favorite fall dessert is anythig with apples.

  3. I like Tates Bakery on FB

  4. I love anything pumpkin in the fall. A good pumpkin chocolate chip muffin would be on the top of my list!

  5. I like Seasonl & Savory on FB

  6. Fave fall dessert is this yummy chocolate, coffee, spiced thingy that my momma used to make for me called Tropical Mystery Dessert. Great! Now I want some.

    1. Well that sounds intriguing…

  7. I liked Tate’s Bake Shop–Katherine Thomas
    and my 2nd favorite fall dessert is pecan pie

  8. I already like . . . actually love . . . Seasonal and Savory–Katherine Thomas

    oh . . . and I want you to make me this crisp thingy when I visit

  9. Favorite fall dessert? It should be hot, or at least warm. Probably should be orange. I know! It’s probably Gingered Plum Crisp! After I try it out, of course.

  10. I’m on my way to like seasonal and savory on fb. Denise Heikinen

  11. My sister makes exquisite pumpkin biscotti!

    1. I love your blog name! Just had to say that 🙂

  12. Pumpkin Rolls! They just remind me of Fall

  13. i think pumpkin and apples. with lots of whipped cream.
    pumpkin/chocolate chip bread is a family favorite!

    1. That is one of my favorites, too–pumpkin and chocolate. Mmmmmm…

  14. i liked seasonal and savory! i always like it! you know my fb id, friend! : )

  15. i liked Tate’s as well: karen wyatt

  16. I love making my great Aunt Anne’s apple cake. It’s spicy and very flavorful.

  17. That crisp needs to be in front of me! Looks so so good!
    My favorite fall treat…. apple pie! 🙂

  18. My favorite fall dessert is pumpkin pie!! I just love pumpkin.

  19. I liked Tate’s bake Shop on Facebook.

  20. I liked seasonal and savory on facebook!

  21. pumpkin gingerbread triffle is my favorite fall dessert!!

    1. Wow! Never had that–sounds amazing.

  22. Favorite fall dessert? That is really, really hard. I would say it is apple pie cookies or maybe pumpkin pie or maybe pumpkin roll?

    1. mmmmmm…I love pumpkin roll.

  23. My favorite fall dessert is apple pie!

  24. I like Tate’s Bake Shop

  25. I like Seasonal & Savory too!!

  26. My favorite fall dessert is pumpkin roll.

  27. My favorite fall dessert is anything at all that has pumpkin in it! Thats also the only time to eat pumpkin is in the fall. It just doesnt taste the same any other time!! MMM!

  28. My favorite is apple pie.

  29. Homemade Apple Crisp.

  30. My favorite fall dish is pumpkin cheesecake.

  31. My favorite fall dessert is pumpkin-coconut pie.

    1. Never heard of that–sounds really good.

  32. my favorite fall dessert is apple crisp.

  33. My favorite fall dessert is pecan pie. Actually one of my year-round favorites!

    1. Oh, same here–that’s a year round favorite.

  34. I liked tate’s on facebook

  35. I liked Seasonal & Savory on Facebook

  36. Favorite Fall Desserts? Hmmm, I would say Pumpkin Cheesecake! It’s so good!

  37. My favorite fall dessert is apple pie. I like mine with some pecans and dried cranberries.

    1. I’ve never tried that combo–sounds fantastic!

  38. I “Like” Tate’s Bake Shop on Facebook. Jeffrey Lammers

  39. I “Like” Seasonal and Savory on Facebook. Jeffrey Lammers

  40. Mmmmm…Ina Garten’s Apple Crisp is my favorite fall recipe! YUM!

  41. I like Tate’s Bake Shop on FB! 🙂

  42. I love apples and pears fixed most every way, particularly with cinnamon and ginger.

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