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.