Orchard crumble

Got a glut? Use this season’s bounty to bake this gorgeous pud- we chose plums, figs, apples and blackberries

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:55 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 537
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 15g
  • carbs 71g
  • sugars 42g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 400g apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 400g stoned plums, cut into chunky wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar, any type
  • 300g figs, woody stalks trimmed, quartered
  • 300g blackberries or brambles, washed well
  • cream, custard or ice cream, to serve
  • 140g plain flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 175g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 100g soft brown sugar


  1. First make the topping. Put the flours in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips to form crumbs. Stir in the sugar with a fork, and chill until needed.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Tip the apples, plums and sugar into a big saucepan with 50ml water and cook, stirring, for about 5 mins, until the apples are soft and juicy. Stir in the figs and blackberries, and tip into a baking dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake for 45-55 mins until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling.

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