Plum and Apple Crumble

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


125g butter
½ cup sugar – I used brown
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. While the fruit is cooking, cream the butter and sugar for the pastry.
  4. Add the egg and about 1 tablespoon of the flour and mix well.
  5. Add the flour and combine to form a dough and roll into a sausage.
  6. Wrap half the sausage in cling film and freeze for another day.
  7. Place the fruit mixture into a small pie dish and grate the pastry over the top.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.

36 thoughts on “Plum and Apple Crumble

  1. 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. 🙂

    • 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙂

    • 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. 🙂

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