Make the most of plum season with this amazing plum crumble recipe.
– 1 kg ripe cooking plums, halved and stoned
– zest from 1 lemon
– 50 g brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
– 1 tablespoon flour
– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
For the crumble:
– 300 g flour
– 150 g butter
– 150 g caster sugar
– 50 g ground almonds
Heat the oven to 200 C. Put the plums into a big baking pan or more small baking pans.. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, orange zest, cinnamon and flour and sprinkle over the plums. Add 2 tablespoons of water on top.
Put all the crumble ingredients into a mixer. Mix until the mixture just starts to clump together. Take care not to over process at this stage. If you don’t have a mixer, rub the butter into the flour using your hands and then stir in the other ingredients.
A good crumble contains the right balance of fat to flour and has the texture of fine breadcrumbs. If there is too much fat the topping will melt, if too little the result will be dry.
Scatter the crumble over the plums and bake in the oven for 30–40 mins until golden brown. You can serve it hot or cold. For a great treat serve it hot with ice cream on top. If plums are very sour use sweet ice cream, and if they are very sweet use sour ice cream. Enjoy!
29 thoughts on “Plum crumble”
I love your blog so much, your recipes are very good and the photos are gorgeous! Big fan! 🙂
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This looks very good. I have some cherries I may try this with. Thanks!
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That looks heavenly!
Crumbles are a great favourite in this house. Thanks for a new one – that sounds like a lot of vanilla: does it mask the plum flavour?
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It won’t mask the plum flavour. I love vanilla. But if you don’t like it put just a few drops.
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Your pictures look amazing and that recipe is probably just as amazing. I have never cooked with plums but looking at how yummy this looks I will probably give it a try very soon. Thank you for the inspiration!
Your recipes look delicious and very beautifully shot!
Plum or Rhubarb Crumble are my favourite desserts. My husband’s favourite was Apple Pie and Custard. Happy memories.
Apple pie and custard is also one of my favorite. Thank you for your visit.
Love the way you name your recipes – you call them exactly what they are!
Thank you. I think is easy this way for everybody
That crumble looks perfect! The last time I made crumble it turned into almost a biscuit. I’m guessing I used too much butter haha. Might make some apple crumble this week to redeem myself!
This looks delicious! You hardly ever see recipes for plum desserts, so I’m happy to find this one, especially for the holiday season.
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Wow! Your bake is so pretty! =)
Mmm, these look so good! Makes me want to have summer. Despite this snow falling, I could totally dive into some plum crumble right now!