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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12th Sep, 2016
This is the best plum crumble recipe I have ever made! I used under ripe Victoria plums, wondered if they would be a little too sharp, but the combinations of sugars in the crumble and the sugar and spice in the fruit were just perfect! I did stone the plums first!
17th Jan, 2016
So so nice!!!
17th Jan, 2016
So so nice !
19th Sep, 2015
Made this for dessert tonight! It was so lovely and seriously quick and easy to whip up! The perfect autumnal treat! I'll definitely be making it again! :)
7th Apr, 2015
so easy and so delicious!i preferred this recipe over so many others I found, and I feel really lucky! Thank you
5th Nov, 2014
Made this at the weekend and it was delicious. Loved the orange and cinnamon with the plums. Just substituted half of the flour for porridge oats in the crumble to make it crunchier. Delicious and will definitely make again.
18th Oct, 2014
Totally gorgeous!
6th Oct, 2014
Delicious! Made as recipe, tho just used the dessert plums I bought in the supermarket. We all loved the addition of the orange rind and with the cinnamon,it almost tasted like mulled wine. Will definitely make again. Might add some flaked almonds on the top.
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15th Sep, 2014
Very easy to make but if I was doing it again I'd omit the orange zest. It didn't really add anything and I felt there was a bit of a clash of flavours.
31st Aug, 2014
I don't often feel compelled to leave ratings but this was amazing, better than most restaurant crumbles I've had! I left out the orange as I forgot to buy one but was lovely without. Yum yum yum.


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