Plum crumb

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Plum crumb
This is a lovely, simple and budget friendly fruit dessert.

200g wholemeal bread, torn into chunks

85g butter, melted

85g demerara sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1¼ kg plums, quartered and stoned

2 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp cornflour

Yoghurt, to serve

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas mark 6.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.

Using a food processor, blitz the bread to chunky crumbs.

Spread over the prepared tray and bake for 10-12 minutes, stirring now and then until crisp.

Pour them into a bowl and stir in the butter, demerara sugar and cinnamon.

Reduce the oven tempurature to 160°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3.

Put the plums, sugar and cornflour into a large lidded pan.

Place over a medium heat and stir for 1-2 minutes until the cornflour is incorporated.

Add 200ml of water, cover and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.

Layer the plums and crumbs in an ovenproof dish, finishing with a layer of crumbs and bake for 20 minutes.

Serve hot, with yoghurt if desired.


Preparation Time
25 minutes

Cooking Time
55 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Fish, Sugar, Bread, Spice

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert

Level of Difficulty


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