Plum betty

Plum betty

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins


Serves 8

Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal253
  • fat10g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.28g
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  • 200g wholemeal bread, torn into chunks
  • 85g butter, melted



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

  • 85g demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1¼kg plums, quartered and stoned



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

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • yogurt, to serve



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Whizz bread to chunky crumbs in a food processor. Spread over a large baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins, stirring now and then until evenly crisp. Scrape into a bowl and stir in the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Reduce oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3.

  2. Put the plums, sugar and cornflour into a large lidded pan. On the heat, stir for 1-2 mins until the cornflour is incorporated. Add 200ml water, cover and simmer for 15-20 mins.

  3. Layer up the plums and crumbs in an ovenproof dish, finishing with a layer of crumbs, and bake for 20 mins.

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18th Jul, 2016
Delicious recipe. Voted as being better than crumble which is quite a thing in our household!! Served it with custard and made a lot of people very happy...
13th Apr, 2012
I adapted this recipe and made it with Rhubarb instead, as we have a glut. It was really easy and tasted delicious; a great alternative to crumble, fool or with custard!
29th Aug, 2010
Didn't think this was going to work out as the plums were so watery before the bread was added - but I persevered and was glad I did as it was delicious both hot and cold
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