Juicy apples and plums baked under the crunchy oaty crumble topping. This apple and plum crumble is guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. Real autumnal treat!
Is it too late for plum recipes?? Although plums are late summer/early fall fruit I like my plum desserts any time of year. I am a huge fan of those easy-to-fix desserts, especially with a small baby in the house.
Since we have two plum trees in our backyard and each was bursting with juicy plums, I decided to make few plum desserts. First was very delicious Plum Crumb Cake, second was plum almond galette (not published yet :)) and on weekly basis we eat Dumplings with plums, and since I have written that crumble is on of my go-to desserts, I just had to use those juicy plums in a combination with apples and make this really really good fall dessert.
The question is, is this actually a crip or a crumble?! Apparently, the only difference is in the addition of rolled oats, crips have it, crumble doesn’t, but for me, the name is totally insignificant, here is all about the taste, and this crumble tastes really, really good.
Let’s talk about another thing that is really important to me 🙂 -> vanilla ice cream on top! I just love when crumble is still warm, and ice cream melts and it’s creaminess reach every bite!!!
Apple Plum Crumble (Crisp)
- 3 apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 500 grams plums (1 lb) stoned and sliced
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons water
- 80 grams all-purpose flour (2/3 cup)
- 50 grams rolled oats (1/3 cup)
- 75 gramsbrown sugar (1/3 cup)
- 80 grams butter (1/3 cup) diced into small cubes
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 190C (375F).
- Butter 25x25 cm baking dish (approx. 9x9 inch) or similar size.
- In a bowl, combine rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingertips rub the butter into dry ingredients until crumbly. Transfer to refrigerator to chill.
- For the filling, in a large bowl whisk together melted butter, cornstarch, water, lemon zest, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Add in sliced plums and apples, and toss everything together so that fruit is evenly coated with butter mixture.
- Place apples and plums into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with chilled topping.
- Bake until the top is golden brown and fruit is tender around 30-35 minutes.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.