Fresh Plum Crumble With Spiced Crumb Topping

Fresh Plum Crumble With Spiced Crumb Topping

The Spruce / Tara Omidvar

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
507 Calories
19g Fat
83g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 507
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 64g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 407mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This plum crumble, or plum crisp, contains fresh plums topped with a fabulous crumb mixture, and the easy topping is made with a lightly spiced mixture of flour, sugar, and butter.

A crumble is an excellent way to use fresh plums, and other fruits may be added to the fruit filling, such as sliced pears, nectarines, apricots, or peaches. Or add some blueberries. Or replace the plums with pluots (plum-apricot hybrid fruits).

To make single-serve desserts, divide the filling and topping among four to six buttered ramekins.

Ingredients

  • Butter, for baking dish

  • 3 pounds fresh plums, pitted and quartered

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • Whipped topping, or ice cream, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Fresh Plum Crumble With Spiced Crumb Topping ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 375 F. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.

    Greased baking dish

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  3. Combine plums and brown sugar, stirring well to blend.

    Combine plums and brown sugar in a bowl

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  4. Spoon plum mixture into prepared baking dish.

    Spoon the plum mixture into the prepared baking dish

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  5. Sift together flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

    Sift together the flour, granulated sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl

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  6. Add beaten egg, stirring lightly with a fork until mixture is crumbly.

    Add beaten egg to the flour mixture in the bowl

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  7. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over plums and then drizzle with melted butter.

    Crumb mixture spread evenly over the plums and topped with melted butter

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  8. Bake plum crumble for 35 to 45 minutes, or until plums are tender and topping is lightly browned.

    Fresh Plum Crumble With Spiced Crumb Topping

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  9. Serve warm with whipped topping or ice cream.

    Fresh Plum Crumble With Spiced Crumb Topping, served with whipped cream

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Tip

  • Bake in 4 to 6 individual ramekins to make single-serve desserts. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake as directed. They may take less time, so check after about 30 minutes.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace about one-third of the plums with sliced pears, apricots, or nectarines.
  • Replace the plums with pluots (a cross between a plum and an apricot).