Maple plum crumble

Maple plum crumble

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(24 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 plums, halved, stone removed



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

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 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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10th Oct, 2010
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.
5th Sep, 2010
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.
30th Aug, 2010
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!
18th Nov, 2009
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
19th Oct, 2009
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.
25th Apr, 2009
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.
8th Feb, 2009
this was so easy & the topping is great with the oats, almonds & cinnamon.
25th Aug, 2008
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.
23rd Jun, 2008
This is a delicious desert, which I've made several times and is a big hit with all of the family
17th Apr, 2008
great stuff! i added some blackberries and stewed apple (i had some to use up) - froze well too!


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