This absolutely scrumptious and ridiculously easy recipe came about when the folks were visiting over Easter. I had bought a bag of plums from our local veggie man but sadly they were a touch over ripe by the time we got around to eating them and not wanting to throw them away, we peeled and chopped them up with a couple of apples and sugar, simmered until reduced and grated over our family flop proof, super easy sweet pastry et voila, a super moreish dessert, which we served with Celia’s Microwave Custard.
Plum and Apple Crumble
8 plums peeled stoned and chopped
2 apples peeled cored and chopped
½ cup sugar
½ cup sugar – I used brown
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
- Place the plums, apples and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid has reduced and the fruit is soft.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- While the fruit is cooking, cream the butter and sugar for the pastry.
- Add the egg and about 1 tablespoon of the flour and mix well.
- Add the flour and combine to form a dough and roll into a sausage.
- Wrap half the sausage in cling film and freeze for another day.
- Place the fruit mixture into a small pie dish and grate the pastry over the top.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
This looks beautiful – served with that gorgeous custard and presented fit for a king 😀
Choc Chip Uru
You are too kind dear CCU. Have a super day. 🙂
I really enjoy a good crumble, Mandy, and I’m sure the recipe you’ve just shared would do nicely. Great idea using plums that were just a little too ripe for snacking as-is. This dessert works on so many levels. 🙂
This really was a huge success John. Have a great day. 🙂
Comfort food – glad to see it’s with custard.
They do seem to suit each other so nicely Sally. Have a super day. 🙂
That looks nice specially with a good cup of tea
Aah yes, a cup of tea makes everything nicer! Have a lovely day Raymund. 🙂
I hardly ever make crumble as Himself is not partial to it, yours looks delicious *sob*
Next one I make, I will have an extra slice just for you! Have an awesome day Sue. 🙂
I adore crumble and usually just make apple, Our plums will be doing their thing in a month or so, so shall mix it up like you…with plenty of custard of course!
I wonder if I can get over sooner for a visit rather than later then I can come and help you finish it all… That would be fun, hey then you could help me make one of those beautiful dresses – shall I bring the tulle for the petticoat? Have a super day Tanya. 🙂
Well, you’re definitely a girl after my own heart.. look at the size of that crumble.. no miserly little sprinkles there! I think the best part is the crumble topping.. but that combination of plums and apples would be wonderful as well!
Smidge I was a little worried that I was putting on too much but no, it was so very moreish! Have a super week. 🙂
I love crumbles and cobblers just as much as pie – YUM! Have a Great Week!
Crumbles, cobblers and pies are such comfort food! Have a brilliant week too. 🙂
I wish I could come over and share this w/ you…and we could have a glass of wine, too Xxx
One day Kim, one day! Have a beautiful day! 🙂 xo
It doesn’t get much prettier than that.
You are so kind, thank you Greg. 🙂
Oh Mandy! You have me absolutely craving a crumble dessert right now and this one looks perfect. 🙂
Thanks so much Kristy. Have a super day. 🙂
Crumble goes well with fresh fruits, and plum and apple sounds like a nice combination. I love plums – not so much when I was growing up for some reason (maybe too many sour ones). My mouth just watered when I say plum crumbles. Yum!
It’s strange how our palettes change the older we get – I remember as a kid that I would not eat chicken liver and was most adamant the time that I never would – well as it turned out, I love chicken livers now! Have a lovely day. 🙂
I love your simple and delicious pastry recipe! It seems so versatile.
Thanks! It really is a lovely recipe – my gran would be very proud to hear it. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Yum, it’s apple season and I just love fruit desserts. Thanks ever so much for sharing!
Glad you like it Lizzy. Have a great day. 🙂
Mmmm… crumbly goodness! I love it!
That’s a great way to put it Jen – crumbly goodness. Have an awesome day. 🙂
Mandy, that looks divine! And can I just say, your photos seem to be getting better with every post, this one looks like it belongs in a fancy food magazine! 🙂
Celia, thank you so very much for such an lovely compliment! Pete has just spoilt me by giving me an incredible early birthday pressie – a macro lens! I have no idea how to use it yet but endeavour to learn as soon as I get home! Have a great day. 🙂
This looks so good!!!!
Thanks Jamie. Have a great day. 🙂
My mouth waters at the sight of that thick layer of crumble!
Good to know we aren’t the only ones who like a thick crumble topping. Have a lovely day Angie. 🙂