Baked Apple And Plum Crumble

Baked apple and plum crumble

Kip has this ‘thing’ for baked apples and he’s on this quest to find the perfect recipe.But they are never filling enough so after spotting some plums in the fruit bowl that needed using up, I made this baked apple and plum crumble.I’ve tried a dozen crumble recipes but this one is a combination of a few I’ve tried over the years.You can add 50g of hazelnuts to the crumble if you like, as Kip has food allergies I didn’t do that.

Baked Apple And Plum Crumble

For the fruit base

500g plums
4  Bramley apples
75g margarine or butter
50g light muscovado sugar
50g dark muscovado sugar
100g sultanas
100g raisins
Grated zest of 1 orange
Grated zest f 1 lemon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
1 tbsp flour
100ml of local cider

For the crumble topping

75g self-raising flour
75g plain flour
95g margarine or butter
50g caster sugar
25g demerara sugar
50g Scottish rolled oats

1.Preheat the oven to 190°c/Gas 6.Grease a oven proof dish.Half, stone, and chop the plums and place into a large deep baking tray (I used a roasting dish which I use for potatoes).

2. Core the apples to 2-3 cm across and score each one around it’s middle.Melt the margarine and sugars together, stirring until they bubble.Leave this to cool.Meanwhile in a large bowl mix the dried fruit, zest and spices together.Mix in the toffee syrup and the sticky fruit and spices together.Place the apples onto the tray and spoon the mix into each of the apple’s cavities.Spoon over 1 tbsp of cider over each apple and drizzle the rest over the plums.

3.Cover the tray with silver foil and bake in the over for around 25 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in a food processor pulse together all crumble ingredients except the oats and demerara sugar until they just come together.Place the mix in a bowl with the oats and mix together with your fingers.

baked apple and plum crumble

4. Once the apples and plums are cooked, remove the baked apples and place into a baking dish (I used a medium-sized lasagna dish).Mix 1 tbsp of plain flour into the baked plums and then spoon them over the baked apples.Pressed down s the fruit is below the top of the baking dish.Sprinkle the oaty mixture over the fruit, pressing down slightly.Sprinkle with the demerara sugar. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crumble turns brown and the fruit is bubbling and hot.

Baked apple and plum crumble


baked apple and plum crumble

Serve the baked apple and plum crumble with hot custard, cream or ice cream.

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7 thoughts on “Baked Apple And Plum Crumble

  1. crumble for lunch? hmmm not sure that’s acceptable but would make me feel much better from this silly bug that seems to be lingering. however me and hot custard are not friends, cold however i could eat lashings of it!

  2. You’ve got to love a crumble! We tend to do one when there’s fruit past its best in the fruit bowl. perfect in this weather with a dollop or two of custard!

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