Apple and plum crumble

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.31 / 5 (100 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
40 min

Sweet, cinnamon-scented apples and juicy plums are topped with crisp oat crumble in this rustic dessert from Jane Wiseman and Kathy Finkin

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1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 and grease a 28 x 20 x 5cm baking dish with butter.

2. For the filling: put the apples and plums in the baking dish. Sprinkle over the sugar, cinnamon and water and toss together. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the fruits soften and their juices run. Remove the baking dish from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 200C/gas 6.

3. For the crumble: put the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and blitz to combine. Remove the bowl from the processor and stir in the oats by hand as they need to remain coarse.

4. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the fruit and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard.


For the filling

  • 675 g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 675 g Cox's apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 12 plums, stones removed, quartered
  • 25 g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water

For the crumble

  • 280 g self-raising flour
  • 140 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 140 g demerara sugar
  • 70 g porridge oats

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Latest Comment


LeeH7732 LeeH7732  Posted 28 Aug 2012 9:52 PM

christian is a pro at making crumble!!!

KaiG37109 KaiG37109  Posted 21 Nov 2011 2:58 PM

This crumble was really easy and very very tasty, all the family loved it.

JeanB6715 JeanB6715  Posted 21 Oct 2011 4:20 PM

Pat it does say 12 Plums! I used Victoria plums YUM YUM
Imust make another soon

RaymondS23096 RaymondS23096 Posted 16 Sep 2010 3:14 PM

This crumble was absolutely beautiful! I will be keeping this recipe in a very safe place for future crumble making!

RachelLouise RachelLouise Posted 25 Aug 2010 10:11 PM

crumble taste is lovely... i preferred to cook it with apple,peach and cherry and served with ice-cream Smile realy beautiful.

YeldaOZTURK YeldaOZTURK Posted 06 Aug 2010 2:33 PM

quick tasty beautiful summer pud!

GraemeL55037 GraemeL55037 Posted 19 Apr 2010 5:22 PM

its realy very good

rodger11 rodger11 Posted 21 Mar 2010 11:33 AM

really gd

shirleyP1953 shirleyP1953 Posted 29 Sep 2009 3:23 PM

I think you forgot to put the quantity of plums required for this recipe.

PatT79031 PatT79031 Posted 20 Jul 2009 2:21 PM