Who doesn’t love a crisp, crunchy, fruit crumble? I don’t think too many hands went up then. This Peach and Plum Crumble is quickly and easily made and will delight the whole family. Make the most of delicious summer fruit and try this beautiful dessert. You will love it.
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C (350F).
Lightly grease a baking dish*.
Peel the peaches if desired*. Cut in half, remove the stone and cut into bite-size chunks.
Cut the plums in half and remove the stone. Cut further in half if the plums are large.
Add the fruit to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, over low heat, melt the butter with the maple syrup. Add the ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup and stir through. Drizzle over the fruit and mix well.
Turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a medium sized bowl combine all the ingredients.
A handy tip – press some of the crumble together, forming knobbly pieces. It’s the knobbly pieces which give it that delicious crunch.
Sprinkle evenly over the fruit and bake for 20-30 minutes until the fruit is tender and the top golden and crunchy.
*Whether or not to peel the peaches is optional. I peeled mine but they were perfectly ripe and the skin was easily removed with a knife. However, if your peaches are slightly firm the peel will not be easy to remove. If slightly under-ripe, use a sharp knife and mark the top of the peach with a cross. Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Place the peaches in the boiling water for 15-20 seconds. Have ready a large bowl of iced water and immediately plunge the peaches into the water. When cool enough to handle you will find the skin will be easily removed.
*For the best flavour, always use good quality vanilla. Imitation “vanilla” is not made from a vanilla bean, it is synthetically made, containing artificial flavours and often unwanted additives
*My baking dish was 28cmx18cm/11”x7 ½”