Plum & apple crumble

Did you know?

  • Apples are high in natural sugars – fructose – and are perfect for cooking to make a sweet dessert without the need of excessive amounts of added sugars.
  • All fruits are a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin C.
  • Making puddings with fruit is a far better option than fuller fat and ready made options
Serves 4


  • 8 plums
  • 3 braeburn apples
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 150g flour
  • 2 tbsp light brown muscovado sugar


Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  1. For the fruit filling peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks. Chop the plums into similar size pieces.
  2. Simmer the fruit with a little water. Add the cinnamon and honey, and keep cooking until all the liquid is used up. Transfer the fruit mixture into a small ovenproof dish.
  3. Tip the flour into a bowl and add the butter. Rub together to make crumbs and then stir in the sugar.
  4. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the chopped fruit and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until nicely browned on top. Serve with crème fraiche.


  • Substitute the plum for rhubarb
  • Add 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut into the flour mixture