Thursday, 4 September 2014

Plum Crumble

Good Morning,

I'm back today with my first dessert recipe.  My sister-in-law brought us some plums from her garden so it was rude not to make this delicious crumble which I discovered around the same time last year.  It's from the BBC Good Food website which, along with the magazine I subscribe to, is a great source of inspiration to me.  This is really simple to make but is the tastiest crumble I've ever come across.


  • 800g ripe cooking plums, such as Victoria or dessert plums, halved and stoned
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • finely grated zest 1 orange
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp plain flour

For the crumble

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g demerara sugar
  • 50g ground almonds


  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.
Recipe from, October 2012

Notes: if you don't have a food processor, cut the butter into small cubes and rub into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then add the remaining crumble ingredients.

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