Plum and apple crumble recipe

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This super simple plum and apple crumble has a delightful sweet, tart and tangy filling that’s topped with a scrumptious sweet, buttery crumble topping.

Plum and apple crumble is a game changer when it comes to easy and delicious desserts. This plum and apple crumble recipe is so easy, even the most kitchen-challenged individuals will look like master chefs.  It’s a heavenly treat that’s a sweet symphony of flavors and is sure to create a flavor fiesta for your taste buds.

Plum And Apple Crumble Recipe
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Ingredients In Plum And Apple Crumble Recipe

For The Plum And Apple Filling

  • 6 to 7 apples cored and diced, you can peel if you like
  • 4 to 6 plums cored and diced, you can peel if you like
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon

For The Crumble Topping

  • ¾ cup cold butter  – this is 1½ sticks of butter – try using unsalted butter if possible.
  • ⅔ cup sugar – granulated or brown sugar
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
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How To Make Apple and Plum Crumble

Preheat oven to 350F

For The Plum And Apple Filling

  • Core and peel your plums and apples. No need to peel your fruit if you don’t want to.
  • Dice your plums and apples into large bite size pieces.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon to your fruit mixture and mix together.
  • Set your apple and plum mixture aside

For The Crumble Topping

  • Dice your cold butter into small pieces.
  • Add sugar, flour and salt to the butter.
  • Cut the butter in with a pastry cutter. You can also use a food processor.
  • Set the crumble topping aside.

To Assemble The Plum And Apple Crumble

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray.
  • Spoon or pour the plum and apple filling into the 9×13 baking dish. Filling should be distributed evenly throughout the pan..
  • Spoon the crumble evenly over the top of the filling.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 55 to 75 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Let it cool for 15 to 30 minutes or just dig in.
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Tips For The Best Plum And Apple Crumble

  • I peeled both my apples and plums for this plum and apple crumble; however you do you, if you like the skin on, leave it on.
  • If your 9×13 baking dish is really full, try placing a baking sheet underneath it.  The baking sheet will catch anything that might bubble over while baking. This will help to prevent an oven mess.
  • If the crumble topping starts to get to brown before it is finished, then tent the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil and continue baking.
  • The baking time range for this plum apple crumble is between 55 and 75 minutes.  Start checking around 50 minutes in to be safe.  My plum and apple crumble took the full 75 minutes.
  • Go nuts with this apple plum crumble and try adding some chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds to the crumble topping.
  • The recipe calls for cinnamon; however, you can you can get really spicy and toss in nutmeg, cardamom, ground ginger or allspice.  
  • You can easily substitute other fruit, such as, berries, cherries or peaches for the plums. These fruits will all blend well with apples.
  • Try serving this fruit crumble with a drizzle of heavy cream, whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  However, it’s perfectly delicious served by itself.
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What Is A Crumble, A Cobbler And A Crisp 

These 3 fruit-ilicious yums are all very similar.  Each contain a yummy, fruity base with a free form topping consisting of  butter, flour and sugar and all 3 are much like a pie, but without the pain of a pastry crust. 

But, what are the differences?  What makes a crumble a crumble, a cobbler a cobber and a crisp a crisp?  This post by Savory tells us exactly what each one is.

  • Crumbles – Are believed to have their origins in England.  The classic topping is straight up flour, sugar and butter.  The butter is worked into the dry ingredients creating small crumbles.  Crumbles are most commonly served in a 2 or 3 quart baking dish.
  • Crisps – Crisps are basically crumbles with the addition of oats and nuts to the topping.  Fruit crisps are often eaten as a breakfast treat.
  • Cobblers – While crumbles and crisps are topped with a crumbly streusel-like topping, cobblers are topped with a cake-like batter or a biscuit-like dough.  The topping is dropped in spoonfuls on the fruit and bakes up to resemble a cobblestone street.  In some cases, the fruit is sandwiched between the topping. 
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Best Plums And Apples For A Crumble

What are the best plums and apples for this apple and plum crumble?  Seriously, whatever you like or have on hand.  

However, if you are serious about making the best apple plum crumble that will have your guest craving and begging for seconds, then opt for a firm apple that holds its structure during baking. It’s also best to use a variety of types of apples.  This creates a greater depth of flavor for your crumble.   I personally used used 3 Granny Smiths, 2 Galas and 1 Honey Crisp. 

For your plums you will want to use ones that are juicy and ripe.  Remember, ripe plums are sweeter and less ripe plums are more tart.  I personally used 2 ripe and juicy red plums and 2 ripe and juicy black plums in my plum apple crumble.

What To Do With Overripe Apples And Plums

Easy plum and apple crumble is the perfect, most delicious solution for those overripe, bruised and misfit apples and plums.  This apple and plum crumble recipe will transform your slightly bruised fruits into a mouthwatering dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.  So, give those overripe and misfit apples and plums a chance with this plum and apple crumble recipe.

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How To Store Plum Apple Crumble

Crumbles taste best when they are eaten fresh.  However, don’t stress, leftover crumble can be stored away for more deliciousness later.  Here’s how to store leftover plum and apple crumble.

  • Plum and apple crumble can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.  
  • Plum and apple crumble can be frozen in airtight containers  for 2 to 3 months.
  • You can freeze the apple plum crumble in the baking dish for 2 to 3 months by wrapping the entire baking dish in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.  
  • Thaw the frozen apple and plum crumble in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat it in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes (cook time will depend on the size of the crumble being reheated), or until warmed through.
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Plum And Apple Crumble, That’s A Wrap

This plum and apple crumble will change your dessert baking game.  It’s a sweet, tart, comforting blend of flavors that will make you weak in the knees.  And, we can’t forget how ridiculously easy it is to whip up.  So, why bother slaving over fancy pastries?  Just grab some plums, apples and pantry staples and whip up this glorious, delicious beauty.  I guarantee you will love this plum and apple crumble at first bite.

In case you have any queries regarding this amazing plum and apple crumble recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

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Plum And Apple Crumble

A the sweet, tart and tangy flavors of apples and plums topped with a sweet, buttery crumble topping.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple plum crumble, plum apple crumble, plum and apple crumble
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 days 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 175kcal
Cost $10

Ingredients

For The Plum Apple Filling

  • 6 to 7 apples cored and diced, you can peel if you like
  • 4 to 6 plums cored and diced, you can peel if you like
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • tsp cinnamon

For The Crumble Topping

  • ¾ cup cold butter this is 1½ sticks of butter. use unsalted butter if possible.
  • cup sugar granulated or brown
  • cups all purpose flavor
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉

For The Plum Apple Filling

  • Core and peel your plums and apples. No need to peel your fruit if you don't want to.
    6 to 7 apples, 4 to 6 plums
  • Dice your plums and apples into large bite size pieces.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon to your plum apple mixture and mix together.
    ¼ cup brown sugar, 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • Set your apple and plum mixture aside.

For The Crumble

  • Dice your cold butter into small pieces.
    ¾ cup cold butter
  • Add sugar, flour and salt to the butter.
    ⅔ cup sugar, 1½ cups all purpose flavor, ¼ tsp salt
  • Cut the butter in with a pastry cutter. You can also use a food processor.
  • Set the crumble topping aside.

To Assemble The Plum And Apple Crumble

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray.
  • Spoon or pour the plum and apple filling into the 9×13 baking dish. Filling should be distributed evenly throughout the pan.
  • Spoon the crumble evenly over the top of the filling.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 55 to 75 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Let it cool for 15 to 30 minutes or just dig in.

Notes

  • I peeled both my apples and plums for this plum and apple crumble; however you do you, if you like the skin on, leave it on.
  • If your 9×13 baking dish is really full, try placing a baking sheet underneath it.  The baking sheet will catch anything that might bubble over while baking. This will help to prevent an oven mess.
  • If the crumble topping starts to get to brown before it is finished, then tent the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil and continue baking.
  • The baking time range for this plum apple crumble is between 55 and 75 minutes.  Start checking around 50 minutes in to be safe.  My plum and apple crumble took the full 75 minutes.
  • Go nuts with this apple plum crumble and try adding some chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds to the crumble topping.
  • The recipe calls for cinnamon; however, you can you can get really spicy and toss in nutmeg, cardamom, ground ginger or allspice.  
  • You can easily substitute other fruit, such as, berries, cherries or peaches for the plums. These fruits will all blend well with apples.
  • Try serving this fruit crumble with a drizzle of heavy cream, whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  However, it’s perfectly delicious served by itself.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 175kcal

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Very helpful recipe. I was finding it for it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. This is such a sweet comment. I loved this plum and apple crumble recipe and it was so easy to make. Great way to use up your apples and plums that are about to go bad. Thanks

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