Plum and blueberry crumble recipe

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Do your family love a crumble? Why not try something a little different by using a plum and blueberry filling and a tasty almond crumble

  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories476 Kcal24%
Fat20 g29%
Saturated Fat8 g40%

This plum and blueberry crumble is a delicious dessert with two different types of fruit and almonds. 

While everyone loves a plum crumble, sometimes you want something a little more special. That's where this delicious and easy recipe for plum and blueberry crumble comes in. We've used fresh plums, best picked between August and October in the UK, and fresh blueberries for the ultimate flavour kick. While the almonds, ground or crushed depending on how crunchy you like your crumble, add a real bite to the mixture. Best served with a good portion of warm custard or a dollop of vanilla ice cream, this is the perfect way to end a Sunday roast dinner.


  • 500g (1lb) plums, halved
  • 200g (7oz) blueberries
  • 125g (4oz) golden caster sugar
  • 1 orange, finely grated zest and juice
  • ½ tsp almond flavouring
  • 1 level tbsp thickening granules

For the crumble:

  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 60g (2oz) ground almonds
  • 90g (3oz) butter, chilled
  • 90g (3oz) golden caster sugar
  • 30g (1oz) flaked almonds

You will also need:

  • 1.75 litre (3 pint) oven-proof dish, buttered




  1. 1 Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put the plums and blueberries into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with the sugar, orange zest and juice, almond flavouring and thickening granules. Gently mix everything together.
  2. To make the crumble: Put the flour, almonds and small chunks of butter into a food processor. Pulse to form fine crumbs, then add sugar and whizz quickly.
  3. Spoon the crumble mixture over the fruit and scatter with the flaked almonds. Bake for 30 mins until pale golden.

Top tips for making plum and blueberry crumble:

To spice things up even more, add a splash of brandy or port to the mixture before cooking. This will intensify the flavour and the alcohol will burn out through the cooking process, so it's safe to give to children too.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies