Plum crumbles


Difficulty:  Easy

Serves:  4 at home or 24 tastes in the classroom

Fresh from the garden:  plums


  • metric measuring spoons and cups
  • colander
  • 1 medium, 1 large bowl
  • sieve
  • butter knife
  • 10 small baking dishes

  • 2 bottles preserved plums
  • 2  tablespoons cornflour

For the Crumble

  • 100 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g rolled oats
  • 50 g shredded coconut
  • 100 raw sugar
  • 150 g butter
What to do

  • Set out your equipment and ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 200oC.  Lightly grease tins with butter.

Prepare the plum filling

  • Drain the plums.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the plums and cornflour. 
  • Arrange the plums in 10 small baking dishes.

Prepare the crumble mix

  • Sift flours into the large bowl. 
  • Cut the butter into 1 cm cubes with a butter knife and add to the bowl.
  • With your fingertips rub the butter into the flour until it looks like lumpy breadcrumbs.
  • Add the oats, coconut and sugar and mix through with your fingers.
  • Sprinkle the mixture plums.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.  Cool in tins for 5 minutes before serving with yoghurt or cream.


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