Oats and Walnut Plum Crumble


Choose some dark, juicy plums and cook them with a little brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Then bake with an oat and walnut topping for a crunchy crumble.


Oats and Walnut Plum Crumble
Prepares: 4 servings
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 450g (1 lb) plums, halved and stoned
  • 55g (2 oz) light muscavado/light soft brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 40g (1½ oz) plain/all-purpose flour (⅓ cup)
  • 40g(1½ oz) wholemeal/whole wheat flour (¼ cup)
  • 55g (2 oz) butter, cubed (¼ cup, or ½ stick)
  • 28g (1 oz) walnuts, chopped (¼ cup)
  • 28g (1 oz) jumbo porridge oats/large flaked oats (⅓ cup)

  • You will also need an ovenproof dish.

  • To serve
  • Cream or ice cream.

  1. Method
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (gas 6).

  3. Put the plums into a pan with 1 tablespoon water, 14g (½ oz) sugar, and the cinnamon. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, until softened but still holding their shape.

  4. Tip the fruit into the dish and put to one side.

  5. Sift both flours into a large mixing bowl, adding the bran that is left in the sieve.

  6. Rub in the butter.

  7. Now stir through the remaining sugar, walnuts, and porridge oats.

  8. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit.

  9. Bake for 20–25 minutes until the fruit is bubbling and soft, and the top is golden.


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