Fresh Plum Crumble, ultimate recipe

This Fresh Plum Crumble is perfect to enjoy the last plums of this year.

Recette en francais ici.

It is funny how I have never been the type to order Crumble when offered in a restaurant, I felt like it was such an easy dessert I did not see the point of having it at a restaurant. I wasn’t baking any at home either actually, I did not understand the fuss about crumble, until one day my friend told me in a small restaurant in Cotignac (South of France): you should get their Plum Crumble, it is THE best. Well guess what, I did not take it and went for something else (I don’t even recall what). My dessert was okay, not bad but not exceptional, and my friend let me try her crumble. It was indeed amazing. They plums were coming from a small farm literally next door, and they were the sweetest and juiciest ever. Their crumble balanced perfectly the acidity of the fruit without being too sugary, and the texture was amazing. That’s when I changed my mind about crumble and started eating them more often.

 I have already shared two other recipes:

This one is maybe the easiest one to prepare. The crumble recipe is the same as for the Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble which if you haven’t tried, I highly recommend, it is my favorite. Once your crumble is ready, you just need to cut fresh plums, mix them with sugar and lemon and bake.

Can I make the Fresh Plum Crumble in advance?

The Fresh Plum Crumble, as any crumble, is way better warm out of the oven. If you want to get a head start the day before or a few hours before, that is totally possible though. Just get your fruits ready and the crumble dough separate. You will just have to arrange in your baking dish and bake while having diner for example.

fresh plum crumble

Can I warm up the left over

If you did not finish your Plum Crumble and want to eat it the next day, I recommend heating up only the portion you need. Use an individual baking dish and bake for about 5 mn or until warm. Do not microwave as the crumble will get soggy.

Fresh Plum Crumble , ultimate recipe

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Crumble
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 to 5 plums
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 30 g brown sugar

For the crumble

  • 125 g flour
  • 150 g salted butter room temperature
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 100 g almond powder
  • Preheat oven to 356F.


  • Preheat oven to 356F.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix with the tips of your fingers the flour, almond powder, butter and sugar until it forms small clumps (sand-like texture). Refrigerate while preparing the filling.
  • Cut the plum in pieces. Add in a mixing bowl with lemon juice and 30g of sugar. Reserve for 10 minutes.
  • Toss the plums in the baking dish of your choice (you can make a big one or individual portions).
  • Cover the plums with the crumble.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 min. Best eaten warm out of the oven.
  • For extra yumminess, serve with vanilla ice cream.

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