I always have loads of home grown plums in my freezer so I now and then opt to make an old favourite: plum crumble.  I made a syrup with some red wine and spices to add to the plums and the smell of the crumbles cooking was heavenly.  I did of course make an extra one for us to enjoy that night.


Juicy Plum Crumble

This plum crumble recipe has a little added gourmet twist with red wine and Cointreau.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course cakes
Cuisine English
Servings 6 portions


  • 6 purple plums large, cut in half and stones removed
  • 125 ml red wine
  • 1 tblsp Cointreau
  • 1 orange the zest
  • ½ orange juiced
  • 4 tblsp caster sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick

For the crumble

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 100 g butter cut into cubes
  • 80 g brown sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (400°F).

  • Place the prepared plums into an ovenproof dish (approx. 18cm x 25cm).

  • Place the wine, Cointreau, orange zest, juice, caster sugar and spices into a frying pan and bring to the boil.

  • Continue to boil for a few minutes until the sauce has reduced and turned syrupy.

  • Remove the whole spices and pour the sauce over the plums.

  • To make the crumble

    Using your fingers (or a food mixer) rub the butter into the flour and ground almonds until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  • Mix in the sugar and a couple of drops of water.

  • Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the plums and bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Remove from the oven and serve warm with cream or custard.

Keyword Crumble, Plum


Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest trends, share my travel discoveries and enjoy improving home and garden.

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