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.