The Best Apple and Plum Crumble – with English Heritage

Do you have a recipe that you are renowned for? Well mine is apple and plum crumble! It is the most simple recipe and I thought I would share it with you as English Heritage are challenging people to come up with an apple recipe as part of their Apple Festival at Audley End, from Sat 26th September to Sun 27th September.


2 Bramley Apples chopped in large chunks

4 small plums, blanched, skinned and broken into small pieces

1/2 a lemon

Soft brown sugar

Ready made crumble topping


Put the chopped apples in the base of an ovenproof dish, scatter the plum over and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the top to stop the apple browning. Sprinkle with a tablespoon or two of brown sugar over the top and cover with crumble topping. You can of course make your own crumble topping but this is an easy recipe 😉

Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes on a moderate heat. Serve with cream, custard or ice cream – typically my family all choose different options!

The English Heritage’s Apple Festival sounds great fun – it is an annual event and as well as over 100 types of apples, it offers games, the chance for children to try their hand at being William Tell (and shoot an apple with a bow and arrow!), gardening tips, cookery displays, country crafting demonstrations, and lots of food and drink to try out, as well as a live band, and extensive grounds for children to burn of steam in! It would also be a great chance to learn more about apples…looking at the below there are so many different varieties of apples I don’t know much about!

English Heritage Apple taste notes

This post is in collaboration
with English Heritage.



  1. Sarah
    September 24, 2015 / 1:38 am

    I’ve never thought of apple and plum! Bit daft now I’ve said it lol! And there’s a plum tree right outside my mum’s house, and an apple tree in my nan’s garden…it’s a sign! Xx

  2. September 24, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Oohh I love crumble in the autumn! This sounds really nice with plums in too. I’m not much of a cook so I might hint at someone else to make this for me!

  3. September 24, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I will have to give this a go. Apple crumble is my favourite. I’ve never thought to have it with plum x

  4. September 29, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    There is nothing quite like a good crumble, I had no idea there was an apple festival – so cool! x,

  5. September 29, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    I love gala apples, never thought about cooking them before though. The recipe sounds delicious. Im renowned usually for my fairy cakes or lasagne.

  6. September 29, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I love crumble, I’ve never put apple and plum together though only separately.

  7. September 29, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Oh yummy, this recipe sounds so delicious. I love apple crumble with custard 🙂 mmmm

  8. September 29, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    This sounds so delicious! I love apples crumble and think plums go well in it. I think this is also a pretty easy recipe.

  9. September 29, 2015 / 7:31 pm

    That’s sounds delicious. I love crumble!
    One of my local pubs always does Apple and plum in the winter with spices. Christmas delights.

  10. September 29, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    This crumble sounds heavenly I haven’t had a good crumble in a long time so I will definitely be looking into this recipe!

  11. September 30, 2015 / 7:46 am

    I absolutely love crumble, and I don’t think that I’ve ever had an apple and plum one – will have to give this a go!

  12. October 1, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I love Apple and Pear together in a crumble but have never tried with plums x

  13. October 1, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Oh crumble is my favourite! This sounds delicious. I didn’t know there were so many apple varieties! Kaz x

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