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Plum Crumble

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

35-40 minutes


6-8 Servings


About the Recipe

This plum crumble is the perfect balance of buttery, crumbly goodness and juicy, tangy plums, all baked to perfection. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe is here to guide you with its relaxed and casual approach. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let's dive into the world of homemade plum crumble.
Get ready to impress yourself and your loved ones with this scrumptious treat!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pound plums, pitted and sliced (4-5 plums)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Grease a square baking pan and set it aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter to the dry ingredients.

Use your fingertips or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg and vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the dough comes together.

Press two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan, making sure to create an even layer.

In a separate bowl, combine the sliced plums, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Toss until the plums are well coated.

Spread the plum mixture evenly over the dough in the baking pan.

Crumble the remaining dough over the plum layer. If desired, sprinkle the sliced almonds on top.

Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the plums are tender.

Once baked, remove the plum crumble from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15-30 minutes (depending on what temperature you prefer to eat it at).

Once cooled, cut into squares and serve. This plum crumble can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence.

Enjoy your homemade plum crumble!

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