Plum Crumble Recipe

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For today I have prepared my recipe plum crumble for dessert.

Summer is blue, so they say, because the wonderful fruits are available on the market in July, August and September, later varieties also until October.

The preparation time for this simple dessert is less than 30 minutes. You can prepare this dessert well when guests arrive.

Now let yourself be tempted to bake and enjoy the pictures and tips before you go into the kitchen. I wish you success, send me a message, I am looking forward to it!

1. Prepare Streusel for Plum Crumble

For this simple “cake” you only need the fruit and freshly prepared crumbles. The crumbles are made with butter, flour, sugar and vanilla sugar.

For the flour you can try either wheat flour or gluten-free varieties such as mixed flour or buckwheat flour. I would particularly recommend the latter! Buckwheat flour tastes incredibly delicious and goes well with the taste of plums.

Sieve the flour before preparation, this makes the crumbles better!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

As far as sugar is concerned, only whole cane sugar comes into question for me. I like the taste and use it where I can instead of white industrial sugar.

Besides primal salt or Himalayan salt, brown whole cane sugar is one of the basic ingredients in my kitchen!

Ingredients tip for your kitchen from chef Thomas Sixt

You can prepare your crumbles with cold or warm butter, the consistency changes accordingly.

Prepare streusel for cake
Crumbles are made of butter, flour and sugar. Hot or cold butter determines the later consistency.

Soft butter makes fine, hard butter makes coarse crumbles

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

2. Preparing Fruits for Plum Crumble

Pay attention to quality when shopping! Ripe plums rot relatively quickly and it is worth taking a close look in the shop.

Wash the plums and then rub dry, then cut into slices. The pictures give you an impression.

Plum wedges
Cut the plums into thin slices.

3. Baking Tray or Mold, Mini or Maxi Crumble

This dessert is really ingenious! You can put crumbles and fruit in small, buttered moulds or prepare a whole baking tray.

I am more the mould type and like to bring the dessert directly to the table in portions.

Place the plums in the dish
Place the prepared plums in the mould. Buttering is not absolutely necessary!
Plums and crumble raw in a mold
Cover the plum slices generously with crumble. That will be really delicious!

The advantage of moulds: from the oven, it goes straight to the table. This is very practical when visitors come!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Recipe Plum Crumble

Plums Crumble

Simple baking recipe for a wonderful dessert with fruit from Chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 367
Total Time 30 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 25 Min.

Simple guide to the preparation of plum crumble.

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Plum crumble
Plum Crumble Recipe Imagee © Thomas Sixt


250 g plum


70 g Butter cold
70 g brown cane sugar (ground into icing sugar)
140 g flour
1 packet vanilla sugar


some mint (as decoration)


Preparing plums

beautiful plums in the basket
Sweet, ripe and aromatic plums are something wonderful!

Choose plums

Choose the plums well when shopping and pay attention to the quality.

Wash the plums
Wash the plums under cold running water.

Wash plums

Wash the plums and then dry them.

Halve the plums
Halve and core the plums.

Half Plums

Cut the fruit in half in the middle and cut around the stone.

Plum kernels removed from the fruit
Plum kernels removed from the fruit

Remove Seeds

Remove the seeds from the halved fruits.

Plum wedges
Cut the plums into thin wedges.

Cut slices

Cut the plum halves into thin slices and prepare.

Preparing crumbles

Prepare streusel for cake
Streusel consists of butter, flour and sugar. Warm or cold butter determines the later consistency.

Prepare Streusel

Chop the cold butter into small pieces, quickly mix with the sugar, then quickly incorporate the sifted flour.

Chill the crumbles for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven at 210°C hot air.

Preparing crumble for the oven

Place the plums in the dish
Place the prepared plums in the dish. Buttering is not absolutely necessary!

Place fruits

Place the slices of plums in the baking trays or spread them on a large baking tray.

You can also use a cake tin.

Plums and crumble raw in a mold
Cover the plum wedges generously with crumble. That’s going to be really delicious!

Place Streusel

Place crumbles on the fruit according to taste.

You can add a little crumble under the fruit.

Plum crumble


Bake the plum crumble for about 20-25 minutes at 200°C and serve slightly browned lukewarm.


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