Okay, so I was craving something with a streusel like topping a few nights back for dessert. My hubbie likes to have ice cream every night, but I usually prefer desserts that aren't as filling.
I had recently bought some plums and was trying to figure out what to do with them. A big gigantic light bulb went on right over my head. I had brown sugar, oats, and butter on hand...... as well as whipped cream.
So, I decided to experiment and throw a dessert together with these ingredients.
Needless to say, I was very happy with how it turned out!
Initially I used store bought whipped cream to accompany my broiled plums, but I really wanted to use a mascarpone based whipped cream for a recipe post.
Look how pretty they are! I used two different types of plums and they both worked well. Oh, and the heat from the broiled plums melted the mascarpone whipped cream.... delectable. That's all I'm gonna say about that.
You could totally use regular whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream to pair with the plums. Use whatever you have on hand. Wanna add some chopped almonds to the topping?
Experiment, it's fun...
Broiled Plums with Mascarpone Whipped Cream
- 4 Whole Plums, Rinsed and Dried
- 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
- 3 Tablespoons Cold Butter, Cubed
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
Begin by placing a medium sized mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer to chill. Next, cut the plums in half and remove the pits. Scoop or cut some of the flesh out. Place the plum halves in a 13 x 9 baking dish and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and oats. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the cold butter until the mixture is crumbly. Evenly top the brown sugar mixture on the plums, then set aside.
In your oven, place the top rack about six inches from the broiler. Preheat the broiler.
Meanwhile, remove the chilled mixing bowl and beaters from the freezer. Begin beating the heavy whipping cream on high speed for about 30 seconds. Gradually add in the powdered sugar. Next, add the mascarpone cheese a little at a time, until it is all incorporated and stiff peaks begin to form. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Place the plums under the broiler for about one minute. Watch them closely and remove when the brown sugar topping just begins to caramelize. Serve hot with a dollop of mascarpone whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.