I love being able to pick fresh fruit straight from the garden! We had our own apricots before Christmas and now the plums are ready and they are delicious! It is a pretty big job trying to keep the birds away from the fruit trees but it is worth it to be able to pick some ripe juicy plums.
While it is great eating them fresh I also love cooking with plums. Last year I made some Plum and Oat Muffins which I’m planning to make again – I love them for breakfast!
This year I have been craving a plum dessert so I decided to look up a plum crumble recipe. I found a recipe for a blackberry crumble over at Recipe for Perfection and modified it slightly. This is such an easy plum crumble recipe and it is quick to make. Cutting up the fresh plums is the most time consuming step. The result is just delicious though! I love the tanginess of the plums and the crunchiness of the topping; it is such a satisfying and comforting dessert.
This plum crumble recipe provides six generous serves and is wonderful served with cream or ice cream.
- 500g of sliced plums
- 120g of softened butter
- 120g of lightly packed brown sugar
- 90g of rolled oats
- 150g of self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F)
- Place plums into a large baking dish (can be square or rectangular) mine was 29 cm square.
- Combine butter, sugar, oats, flour, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined and resembling a coarse crumbly mixture.
- Scatter the crumble mixture evenly over the plums and bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool for around 5 minutes before serving with cream or ice cream.