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Kevin's kitchen Delicious apple and plum crumble


Apple & plum crumble

Apple & plum crumble

Apple & plum crumble

This week it's all about family-friendly dishes: food that the whole family can get involved in preparing, keeping you busy in the kitchen but not tied to the kitchen.

I love a decent crumble and the wonderful flavour combinations that make these so good. Sometimes I use pears instead of apple in this recipe, or a combination of berries such as blackberries, raspberries and strawberries instead of plum, or apricots or blueberries. The crumble must be buttery, and although I use almonds you could use chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or cashews instead.

If you prefer to make individual desserts, place the fruit in the base of 4-6 ramekins and top with a buttery crumble. Check after half an hour in the oven, they may take less time to cook than the big crumble. Serve with some custard, ice cream or a dollop of lightly whipped cream - go on, you deserve it.

Happy cooking!



serves 4

  • 50g brown sugar
  • 2 Bramley apples, peeled and chopped
  • 200g plums, chopped
  • ¼ lemon juice
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 50g almond flakes
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 50g butter, diced


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 180C.
  2. First, in a bowl, combine 50g brown sugar with the apples pieces, plums and lemon juice.
  3. Toss and transfer into the oven dish. In a second bowl, combine the flour, porridge oats, flaked almonds and the remaining 50g brown sugar. Rub in the butter until soft and crumbly. Spread the mixture over the fruits.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and toasted.
  5. Serve warm with cream or custard.

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