What can warm you up better than a plum crumble?
Fall has definitely shown up his nose, and that’s a pretty good reason to start Fall/Autumn baking!
I love all sorts of Fall baked goods such as Fall Muffins, Fall Scones or even Fall Triangles (one innovative creation of mine 😉 ) but once in a while, I like simpler things. I like healthier things, though the baked goods mentioned above are not that not healthy.
Anyway, you get the point.
This crumble is almost a cobbler
both in appearance and in texture. But that’s more of a crumble I’d say. The thing is, the topping doesn’t crumble like a crumble, and that’s what I like about it. It stays like a cake topping but feels like a crumble in your mouth. Pretty awesome.
To make it you need:
Cold unsalted butter
Now the plum side. This crumble is made with three different kind of plums. Any kind works: small, medium, large ; just mix them altogether with a tablespoon of cornstarch, a tablespoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and make them a happy family :).
For the record, I used the awesome little Mirabelles, Victoria plums and Damson.
Happy, happy, happy Fall Baking!
The warmth of the prunes and the cinnamony topping will bring you instantly into Fall days...
- 3 Victoria plums -or equivalent-
- 6 Damson plums
- 15 mirabelles prunes -15 or so-
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
For the crumble:
- 50 g dark brown sugar 1/4 cup
- 50 g all-purpose flour 1/3 cup + 1 leveled tbsp
- 25 g oats 1/4 cup
- 42 g unsalted butter -cold and cubed- 3 leveled tbsp
- 1 tbsp crushed nuts -optional
For the fruits:
Quarter the fruits -except the mirabelles- and remove the stones. No need to remove the skin as it can be quite tricky and it doesn't bother for taste.
Add them in a medium bowl along with the cornstarch, sugar and cinnamon. Mix everything together and let sit for 30 minutes, if possible.
This will remove some of the moisture of the fruits and brings more flavor.
For the crumble:
When your fruits are ready, preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C) and grease a 6-inch deep pan.
In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, oats and cinnamon. Mix everything with a spatula or whisk.
Add the cold and cubed butter. With your hands, rub everything together until butter is well combined with the other ingredients. You shouldn't see any big chunks of butter.*
Add your fruits in the greased pan and take some of the crumble in your hand: press the mixture so it is a homogeneous mass. Top all the fruits with the crumble.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the fruits are bubbly and the crumble golden brown.
Serve with crème fraîche!
*Add nuts at this stage, if desired.