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Plum crumble is one of my absolute favorite old family recipes that I return to time and time again! It’s the ideal comfort food; delicious on its own with warm, moist plums topped with a nutty, buttery crumble… and if you’re in the mood for even more decadence, just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Plum crumble with vanilla ice cream in a tart dish.

This recipe takes only about forty-five minutes in total, so if you have last minute company, you can make it in a pinch!

I have to admit, on cold winter mornings, I’ve been known to whip up a pan of warm plum crumble for a special breakfast in bed. My kids love it, and it’s always a hit at potlucks and parties.

Plum crumble in a tart dish with flowers on top and ice cream in the background.

Although, I’ll give you fair warning, if your friends and family are anything like mine, once you serve them this plum crumble with ice cream, they’ll request it every time!

You can store leftover crumble in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. It can be reheated in the oven at 350°F.

Plum crumble in a tart dish with flowers on top and ice cream in the background.

Have you made this easy plum crumble recipe? If you feel like sharing in the comments, I’d love to hear your experiences!

Plum crumble with vanilla ice cream in a tart dish.

Plum Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream

Joss D
This plum crumble is the ideal comfort food; delicious on its own with warm, moist plums topped with a nutty, buttery crumble.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 381 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Filling:

  • 10 plums - cut in half
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the Crumble:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup butter - melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup nuts - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

To Serve:

  • vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the plum halves in a bowl and chop them (we just want to create an uneven and moisturized texture). Place the plum pieces in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the water, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook until soft (about 5 minutes).
    10 plums, ¼ cup water, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • For the crumble, put the flour in a large bowl. Add the melted butter and run through it with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    ½ cup flour, ½ cup butter
  • Add the sugar, nuts and cinnamon and mix together.
    ½ cup sugar, ½ cup nuts, 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Transfer the plum mixture to a baking dish. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over it evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes (or until golden brown).
  • Let it cool slightly. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 4gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 862IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

Keyword crumble, plums
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