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Plum Crumble

Categories: Christmas, Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Fourth of July, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This late-summer dessert is suitable for both family suppers and dinner parties for friends

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 30-40 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


For the topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 7 tbsp cold butter, cubed
  • 1 / 3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 / 3 cup rolled (old-fashioned) oats

For the fruit

  • 1lb 5oz (600g) plums, halved and pitted
  • maple syrup or honey, to drizzle
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). To make the topping, combine the flour and butter in a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is combined. Work in the sugar and oats. The mixture should remain lumpy.
  2. Spread the plums in an ovenproof dish and drizzle with the maple syrup. Crumble the topping over the plums. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the juices are bubbling.
  • prep 10 mins; cook 30-40 mins


Rhubarb Crumble: Use 1lb 10oz (750g) rhubarb, cut into 1in (2.5cm) lengths. Generously drizzle the rhubarb with honey and a squeeze of orange juice, then crumble the topping over the fruit and bake.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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