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Plums Crumble, prepare a quick Dessert Step by Step

Zwetschgen Crumble

For today I have prepared my recipe Plum Crumble for dessert. Summer is blue, so they say, because the wonderful fruits are available on the market in July, August and September, later varieties also until October.

The preparation time for this simple dessert is less than 30 minutes. You can prepare this dessert well when guests arrive.

Now let yourself be tempted to bake and enjoy the pictures and tips before you go into the kitchen. I wish you success, send me a message, I am looking forward to it!

Erdbeerkuchen Crumble
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1. Preparing crumbles

For this simple “cake” you only need the fruit and freshly prepared crumbles. The crumbles are made with butter, flour, sugar and vanilla sugar.

For the flour you can try either wheat flour or gluten-free varieties such as mixed flour or buckwheat flour. I would particularly recommend the latter! Buckwheat flour tastes incredibly delicious and goes well with the taste of plums.

Sieve the flour before preparation, this makes the crumbles better!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

As far as sugar is concerned, only whole cane sugar comes into question for me. I like the taste and use it where I can instead of white industrial sugar.

You can buy whole cane sugar in the supermarket instead of white sugar.

Besides primal salt or Himalayan salt, brown whole cane sugar is one of the basic ingredients in my kitchen!

Ingredients tip for your kitchen from chef Thomas Sixt

You can prepare your crumbles with cold or warm butter, the consistency changes accordingly.

streusel für kuchen zubereiten
Crumbles are made of butter, flour and sugar. Hot or cold butter determines the later consistency.

Soft butter makes fine, hard butter makes coarse crumbles

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

2. Preparing fruit

Pay attention to quality when shopping! Ripe plums rot relatively quickly and it is worth taking a close look in the shop.

schöne Zwetschen im Korb
Sweet, ripe and aromatic plums are something wonderful!

Wash the plums and then rub dry, then cut into slices. The pictures give you an impression.

Zwetschgen waschen
Wash the plums under cold running water.

Zwetschgen halbieren
Cut the plums in half and remove the seeds.
Cut the plums into thin slices.

3. Baking tray or tins

This dessert is really ingenious! You can put crumbles and fruit in small, buttered moulds or prepare a whole baking tray.

I am more the mould type and like to bring the dessert directly to the table in portions.

Zwetschgen in die Form legen
Place the prepared plums in the mould. Buttering is not absolutely necessary!
Zwetschgen und Streusel roh iim Förmchen
Cover the plum slices generously with crumble. That will be really delicious!
Zwetschgen Crumble
I like to bring the dessert to the table in trays. You can put more or less fruit and crumbles.

The advantage of moulds: from the oven, it goes straight to the table. This is very practical when visitors come!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Recipe Plums Crumble

Zwetschgen Crumble
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4.9 from 19 votes
Plums Crumble
Simple baking recipe for a wonderful dessert with fruit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: Bavarian Recipes, German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g plum
  • 70 g butter cold
  • 70 g brown cane sugar ground into icing sugar
  • 140 g flour
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • some mint as decoration
Preparing plums
  • Choose the plums well when shopping and pay attention to the quality.
    schöne Zwetschen im Korb
  • Wash the plums and then dry them.
    Zwetschgen waschen
  • Cut the fruit in half in the middle and cut around the stone.
    Zwetschgen halbieren
  • Remove the seeds from the halved fruits.
    Zwetschgenkerne aus der Frucht entfernt
  • Cut the plum halves into thin slices and prepare.
Preparing crumbles
  • Chop the cold butter into small pieces, quickly mix with the sugar, then quickly incorporate the sifted flour. Chill the crumbles for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven at 210°C hot air.
    streusel für kuchen zubereiten
Preparing crumble for the oven
  • Place the slices of plums in the baking trays or spread them on a large baking tray. You can also use a cake tin.
    Zwetschgen in die Form legen
  • Place crumbles on the fruit according to taste. You can add a little crumble under the fruit.
    Zwetschgen und Streusel roh iim Förmchen
  • Bake the plum crumble for about 20-25 minutes at 200°C and serve slightly browned lukewarm.
    Zwetschgen Crumble

5. Calories and nutritional values at a glance

Nutrition Facts
Plums Crumble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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