Make this easy apple and plum crumble for a simple but delicious dessert. Seasonal apples and plums are baked with a crumble topping, and served warm with ice cream or custard.
Why you'll love it
- Easy to make dessert
- A great recipe to use in-season plums and apples
- Only 5 minutes of prep work
- Inexpensive ingredients
- Can be served with a variety of toppings
- A great twist on the classic apple crumble
Plums and apples: Fresh apples and plums are the fruits of choice in this easy crumble recipe. You can also use only apples or only plums if you want.
Brown sugar: Makes the crumble sweet, and helps the fruit to get to the right consistency. You can also use caster sugar instead, but brown sugar gives the crumble a better flavor.
All-purpose flour: Completes the crumble.
Butter: Softened butter gives the crumble the right texture.
Cinnamon: Adds a little flavor to the crumble. Can be omitted.
Add diced plums and apples to a 8x8" square baking dish, and top with some brown sugar.
Spread the crumble topping over the fruit, and bake the dessert at 355 F / 180 C for about 40 minutes, or until the fruit is juicy and the crumble topping is lightly golden on top.
Serve it immediately as a warm dessert.
- Use ripe, in-season fruit for the best results. Hard, unripe plums and apples will not be as soft and juicy when baked.
- You can add any seasoning that you like to this crumble. Try adding a pinch of nutmeg, or some gingerbread seasoning for a little more flavor.
Serve your crumble as dessert or as a sweet treat. You can enjoy it as is, but crumble is also commonly served with cream, whipped cream, ice cream or custard.
Vegan + dairy free: Use a vegan and dairy free butter alternative.
With nuts: If you want, you can add chopped nuts to the crumble mixture. Almonds, walnuts and pecans are excellent options.
With other fruit: Feel free to add any other fruits to the crumble. Any berries, rhubarb and pears would taste great in addition to the apples and plums.
Store leftover plum apple crumble in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw and defrost frozen crumble, and reheat it in a microwave or oven and serve it warm.
You can also serve cold crumble, but it definitely tastes much better if reheated first.
Frequently asked questions
No, you don't! You can choose to peel the apples if you want, but it is definitely not necessary. Make sure to wash the apples thoroughly, and discard the apple cores before use.
No! You don't have to peel plums before baking them. Make sure to discard the seeds, or pits, inside the plums, and make sure to wash the fruits.
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Apple and Plum Crumble
- Casserole Dish
- Preheat the oven to 355 F / 180 C.
- Add diced plums and apples to a 8x8" square casserole dish, and top with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar.
- Combine the oats, remaining sugar, all-purpose flour, cinnamon and butter in a mixing bowl, and crumble the ingredients with your hands until they are integrated thoroughly.
- Spread the crumble topping over the fruit, and bake the dessert for about 40 minutes, or until the fruit is juicy and the crumble topping is lightly golden on top.
- Serve it immediately as a warm dessert.
- Store leftover plum apple crumble in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months.
- Serve your crumble with vanilla ice cream, cream or custard.