Orchard crumble

Orchard crumble

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 45 mins - 55 mins


Serves 5 - 6
Got a glut? Use this season’s bounty to bake this gorgeous pud- we chose plums, figs, apples and blackberries

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal537
  • fat25g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre7g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 400g apple, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 400g stoned plum, cut into chunky wedges



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

  • 2 tbsp sugar, any type



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 300g fig, woody stalks trimmed, quartered



    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 300g blackberry or brambles, washed well



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • cream, custard or ice cream, to serve

For the topping

  • 140g plain flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 175g butter, cut into small pieces



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g soft brown sugar


  1. First make the topping. Put the flours in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips to form crumbs. Stir in the sugar with a fork, and chill until needed.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Tip the apples, plums and sugar into a big saucepan with 50ml water and cook, stirring, for about 5 mins, until the apples are soft and juicy. Stir in the figs and blackberries, and tip into a baking dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake for 45-55 mins until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling.

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26th Nov, 2018
A triumph. I cut the sugar by half in the crumble and replaced 80g of the two flours with 80g oats
21st Sep, 2013
Made this last week and it was yummy. I thought I would skip the pre-cooking of the apples but with hindsight it would have been better to have kept it in. The figs/apples/plums was a lovely combination.
16th Sep, 2013
Delicious. I agree with Onlychaz, it does make masses. I halved the crumble topping and there was still plenty. Also agree that the figs are a very tasty addition. Yum
15th Sep, 2013
This was so good, and so tasty! But it makes masses!! I had enough for three pie dishes (one large and two small). I managed to persuade my two dinner guests to have an extra spoonful to finish off the large dish, but I'd say this would easily serve 8 or more. Never had figs in a crumble before, but I'm sold!
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