plum and apple porridgy crumble


We had some plums going scrotal in the fruit bowl, so I cut them in to quarters and destoned them, and put them in an ovenproof dish. They didn’t look enough, somehow, so I got a Bramley out of the fridge and peeled and chopped it, and into the dish it went.

Added a drizzle of honey (I much prefer fruit cooked with honey to sugar), a couple of star anise, a decent grating of fresh ginger, and about 1/2″ of water, and zapped it in the microwave for 4 minutes to kick start the cooking.

Made a crumble topping of 6oz plain flour, 2oz porridge oats, 3oz demerara sugar and 3.5oz of margarine, blitzed to crumbs in the Magimix. Patted it down on top oF the fruit, and baked at gas 4 for 45 minutes.

Needless to say, I got all the bits of star anise in my portion, but it was worth it. Trust me.


  1. Lauren says:

    Mmm, there is nothing as satisfying as a crumble… nor so delicious!

  2. Helen in the UK says:

    This sounds yummy and as I have some plums that need using I’m going to make it tomorrow 🙂

  3. Helen in the UK says:

    I made this (minus the star anise which I didn’t have) yesterday. It was delicious. I was so impressed with myself that I tried something new and it worked out great. Thanks 🙂

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