Plum crumble

Plum crumble

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(64 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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20th Aug, 2014
Just made this today having been given a glut of plums off a friend. I was delighted with the result; this pud is so scrummy, the crumble topping was gorgeously crunchy and the cinnamon went really well with the plums. I left out the orange but it was perfect as it was. Will definitely be making again :)
2nd Mar, 2014
Excellent. Have made it 4 times for friends. Have used plums , raspberries, and apples. Easy to make ahead and very tasty.
28th Sep, 2013
Super delicious & easy to make. This was a hit with everyone!
14th Aug, 2013
I missed out the orange zest and substituted ground almonds for porridge oats because I didn't have either of those in. The plums were just right, not too sweet or too sour. It is a great way of using up plums with a very tasty and easy recipe! Also I think it would feed 6 people easily.
10th Jun, 2013
Brilliant, delicious way of using up plums.
9th Jan, 2013
This was really yummy. made it twice now
29th Nov, 2012
How many does this feed?
7th Nov, 2012
Very nice and easy, love it.
30th Oct, 2012
Whoops, should've been 5 stars!
30th Oct, 2012
Very nice!


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