Blackberry and Plum Crumble

I make this blackberry and plum crumble for my family who love crumble and have wanted

this combination of fruit since we tried a version at a restaurant. A hint of cinnamon gives it a real warming flavour.

It’s such a delightful winter dessert and so quick and simple to make.


150g blackberries

4 plums

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon


225g plain flour

100g butter

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons oats


Pre heat oven to 190C / 170C fan

Wash your fruit and chop the plums into quarters and then cut the quarters in half again.

Spread in your baking dish and sprinkle over 1 tablespoons of brown sugar. Set aside and make your crumble topping.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together your diced butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and flour. Rub together to form the crumbly topping. Sprinkle all over the fruit and lastly scatter over the oats and another tablespoon of brown sugar.

Bake in the middle shelf of the oven for approximately 20 minutes. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes until the fruit stops bubbling and serve with the best vanilla ice cream you can.