Plum crumble

Plum crumble

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(65 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Use two sugars and ground almonds for the perfect crunchy crumble topping, atop cinnamon-spiced plums

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal569
  • fat26g
  • saturates13.5g
  • carbs77.2g
  • sugars48g
  • fibre5g
  • protein6.8g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 800g ripe cooking plum, such as Victoria or dessert plums, halved and stoned



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

  • 50g light brown sugar
  • finely grated zest 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp plain flour

For the crumble

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g butter



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

  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g demerara sugar
  • 50g ground almond


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the plums into the base of a shallow gratin dish about 28cm long. Mix together the sugar, orange zest, cinnamon and flour and sprinkle over the plums. Trickle over 2 tbsp water.

  2. Put all the crumble ingredients into a food processor, and using the pulse button, whizz until the mixture just starts to clump together. Take care not to over process at this stage. Alternatively, rub the butter into the flour using your hands and then stir in the other ingredients.

  3. Scatter the crumble over the plums and bake in the oven for 30–40 mins until golden brown. Leave for about 15 mins before serving with custard or cream.

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29th Sep, 2019
The best crumble ever! So easy to make and such a festive flavour. I was a bit worried as I forgot to add the bit of water over the plums but it didn’t matter at all. Good as it is easy to prepare the fruit and topping separately in advance and then just add the topping and put in the oven when needed. Serves 6, or 4 hungry people.
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Michaela Jade
2nd Feb, 2019
This recipe is great! I was able to use up all our homegrown plums and had to add in 3 peaches to get the total weight. I used a slightly smaller sized dish and had leftover crumble as a result but I wasn't too concerned. I can't even begin to describe how delicious and sweet this crumble is!
22nd Dec, 2018
The most delicious plum crumble recipe I have ever found. Served cold and with ice cream, this is now my staple Christmas dessert for an Australian summer Christmas - plums are in season, and the orange and cinnamon give it a real Christmas flavour! 10/10!
15th May, 2018
Delicious. I made this for a tennis supper for 8 while plums were in season and cheap. I was surprised not to cook the plums in advance but followed the recipe and it worked really well. I mixed in some oats with the crumble mix.
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27th Apr, 2018
This is amazing! I used some dodgy looking plums that were very hard and it turned out way better than I'd hoped. The cinnamon really added to the flavour and the crumble topping was spot on. I served it with custard first then ice cream the next day. I will definitely be making again. Delicious!
26th Nov, 2017
A quick, simple and tasty crumble! My plums were still slightly firm, but no real problem. Served with custard and the family enjoyed the cinnamon twist. Served four and enough for everyone again tomorrow!
28th Jul, 2017
Perfect. If you are looking for a plum crumble recipe, look no more! It is worth getting a stock of various sugars for. Serves 6.
23rd Mar, 2017
How many people is this recipe supposed to feed? It doesn't say. I want to do it for 10 people.
22nd Oct, 2016
I have just literally made this plum crumble and it is absolutely delicious. More please :) Fullenglish
2nd Oct, 2016
OMG, this is the best plum crumble I have ever made. and I have made a few...... a handful of flaked almonds on the top but otherwise followed to the last gram. Perfect .


29th Jan, 2020
Do you need to peel the plums for this recipe?
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30th Jan, 2020
Hello, We don't but you could if you prefer, some plums have tougher skins than others. I hope this helps.
8th Nov, 2016
Can this be done in a slow cooker?
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14th Nov, 2016
HI there,You could do this in the slow cooker. Take a look at the tip section below our apple flapjack crumble to give you an idea of how to do it. Let us know how you get on!
25th Sep, 2013
Can this be frozen?
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27th Apr, 2018
I've frozen extra crumble topping but not the cooked plums.
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Felicia Thomas
6th Jul, 2019
Utterly delicious! My tipp: it is very liquid. I strained the plums and used the delicious juices to make a plum jelly that works wonderfully with cheese or on toast.
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