Maple plum crumble

Maple plum crumble

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
The classic plum crumble recipe is given a sweet twist to make it even more perfect

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal325
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 8 ripe plum, halved, stone removed



    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g butter, cut into pieces



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25g flaked almond


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Place the plum halves, skin side down, in the base of a large heatproof dish. Drizzle over half the maple syrup and roast for 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile place the butter, flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and rub the butter into the mixture until you have rough crumbs. Stir in the almonds, then sprinkle over the plums. Drizzle the top with the remaining maple syrup and bake for 15 mins until the top is golden. Serve with custard.

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Comments (24)

suzanne3d's picture

Really tasty and quick and easy. Used golden syrup instead of maple and liked the fact there wasn't too much crumble, was nice and crunchy.

rlehbt's picture

Fantastic! Tastes even better with golden syrup!

geurtse's picture

Didn't have any flaked almonds so sprinkled over 3 crushed amaretti biscuits. Family said it was the best crumble ever!

meadwood's picture

A taste sensation! Soooooo mouth-wateringly good! I made with the custard (recipe 8882)from goodfood too- will definitely make again!

rlehbt's picture

I used golden syrup instead of maple and fine oats instead of rolled and the result is still really tasty!

dave6376's picture

Made it exactly as the recipe and found it delicious. By far the best plum crumble recipe I've come across.

richml1979's picture

A little bit dry, think the plumbs need to be broken up a bit. Crumble topping was delicious though

Zefer's picture

great, but not as good after freezing in my opinion. Also agree thnt more crumble mix is preferable

Zefer's picture

great, but not as good after freezing in my opinion. Also agree thnt more crumble mix is preferable

jowyld's picture

Really easy to make and my partner who is obsessed with crumbles rated it, So it must be good!

chez-ray's picture

A total success for the family Sunday lunch dessert. Doubled the quantity crumble topping as suggested. Used a combination of equal amounts plain flour, wholemeal flour and a little jumbo oats. Omitted the flaked almonds due to young children dining.

lynnscott248's picture

Really delicious and very simple to make. Having read previous comments I double the quantity of crumble topping which was perfect, the recommended amount would not have been enough.

marydrum's picture

Sunday lunch dessert - a bit too little crumble topping. May try omitting flour next time and using just oats. Roasted plums in advance and added crumble topping just before cooking again. Served with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

sharonbrigden's picture

I didn't use oats as the family voted against - and made ordinary crumble instead - this is a fab recipe and I'll be using it again. The kids and grown-ups loved it - it's great with custard.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

We had some plums given to us by a neighbour, so I thought I would use them in this recipe. Really quick and easy and a good result.

cat123's picture

I wonder if I did something wrong, as I really wasn't impressed with this. I used half the quantity of topping specified but there was still far too much crumble for the amount of fruit, and, although it tasted nice enough, it was very dry. I might try again with a mixture of plums and apples, to get a bit more moisture into it.

eleanormayo's picture

this was so easy & the topping is great with the oats, almonds & cinnamon.

xela950's picture

this was really delicious, we had lots of plums in the house so i made it very deep. the maple syrup, plums and almonds work really well together.

rhiannonmair's picture

This is a delicious desert, which I've made several times and is a big hit with all of the family

ljwarrington's picture

great stuff! i added some blackberries and stewed apple (i had some to use up) - froze well too!


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Zefer's picture

This is lovely, so quick to make and very popular, I do find the amount of crumble a bit stingy, I double the amount of crumble mix.