Plum Brownie Crumble

This Plum Brownie Crumble combines succulent plums, almonds, aromatic herbs, and chocolate crumbs which turn into a delicious crumble while baling.

Hello, everyone. Can you believe there’s only one week of summer left? It actually feels rather chilly already. There is a season of storms and nasty weather here in the Maritimes, and we had a hurricane last Saturday. It wasn’t really strong; however, it did cause a lot of damage having destroyed lots of trees. Also, it caused a crane located in downtown Halifax to collapse. Luckily, it was a new, unfinished, building, so no people were hurt. Still, creepy! Needless to say, we lost power (two hours prior to the hurricane), and we didn’t have it for about 24 hours (Cannot complain though as some people didn’t have it up to 5 days!)

Having said this, autumn is obviously coming. And this absolutely fine. I love fall and all these apples and pumpkins. And today I am presenting the last recipe with summer fruit; this scrumptious Plum Brownie Crumble.

Sometimes you just have an idea in your head, and it differs from the final result. I imagined a regular crumble (crisp) with only one exception – chocolate crumbs. I could,t imagine that when baking, the buttery crumbs would be combined with all the juices…resulting in a soft, rich topping. Basically, it was the smooth texture of brownies. Plum Brownie Crumble, in fact!

Honestly, I was going to discard the recipe as I thought the crumble doesn’t have an appetizing and inviting appearance. Then I decided that the flavour was rather wonderful, so that would be the wrong thing to hide it from you. And with a scoop (or three) of ice cream, it’s super delicious. Try it!

Cheers for now.

Plum Brownie Crumble

Category: Baking: Sweet, Fruit Pies and Crumbles

Ingredients

    Filling:
  • 6-8 large firm plums, halved and pitted
  • 1 good pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs (I used the combination of thyme, rosemary, and lemon verbena)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp.brown sugar
    Brownie Crumble:
  • 1/3 cup dark cacao
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 7 tbsp. butter + 1 tbsp. for greasing
  • 1/2 to 2/3 almond slices (slivered)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.(340 degrees F). Grease a 6 inch (or a little larger) baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Place the plums into the dish, sprinkle with 1 tbsp. sugar, cinnamon and herbs, and mix to coat.
  3. On a cutting board, chop the butter with a knife (Or grate it) then add the sugar, cocoa, and flour and stir with your fingers until the mixture remains crumbs. If it’s a little too buttery/wet to your taste, add a little more flour. Stir in the almonds.
  4. Scatter the dough over the plums and place in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and the top layer is dry (It will be smooth and “wet” underneath, but it will settle a little once cooled.
  5. Cool for 15-30 minutes and serve with ice cream, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Plum Brownie Crumble

  1. Ooooh, Ben! I love a good crumble, but never considered a Chocolate crumble! This is brilliant! Definitely going to try! Thanks! And, I’m glad you didn’t lose power for too long. So glad no one was hurt.

  2. Wow, I missed the news about the hurricane up there. I’m glad no one was hurt. Although since you had no power for 24 hours, did you have to go eat all of the desserts out of your fridge? I could’ve helped with that, you know!

    I love the idea of adding plums into this brownie crumble. The flavors would go so well together! Add in some ice cream, and you’ve pretty much nailed my favorite dessert!
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  3. Losing power sucks! Don’t realize how much it means to have until it’s not there, right?? I can’t believe how fast summer flew by and the fact that we’re over half way through September. Mind blown. What a lovely combo you have here, Ben! I don’t use plums very often, but do really enjoy them when I have. This looks so so gooooood!

  4. It’s still in the 80’s here, so it’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end, but you know I’m going to cling to every second like it’s my job! I absolutely love plums, but I always end up just eating them before I think of something creative to do with them. Obviously that is going to change now, because I am sooo making this crumble! This is just gorgeous, Ben! And you really packed it with all the flavors and textures! Hand me a shovel because I want to dive in! YUM!
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  5. Well I do love a good crumble. But you’ve taken it up a notch here Ben with your decadent brownie crumble topping. Love it! I heard about your hurricane on the news. Glad it didn’t cause too much destruction. That’s a pain being without electricity for 24 hours too. Still I hope you had this crumble made so you could comfort yourself with bowls of it whilst the power was still out!
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