Print
Thyme, Peach and Plum Crumble
Total:
1 hr
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Spiced Peaches and Plums:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 star anise 
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract) 
  • 4 ripe peaches, quartered 
  • 3 ripe plums, halved 
  • 1 cup apple juice 
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme 
Crumble Topping:
  • 50 grams (3 1/2 tablespoons) cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 50 grams (4 tablespoons) light brown sugar or 1 tablespoon honey, xylitol or alternative 
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) almond flour or all-purpose flour
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) rolled oats (or coconut flour for gluten free) 
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) chopped pistachios or pecans 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • Thick cream, custard or vanilla ice cream, for serving 

Directions

For the spiced peaches and plums: Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the cinnamon, star anise and vanilla bean. Pour in the apple juice, and bring to a boil. Add the peaches, plums and thyme. Gently poach until the fruit is soft and easily pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the crumble topping: In a food processor or mini chopper, pulse the butter, brown sugar, almond flour, oats, pistachios and cinnamon to the consistency of rough breadcrumbs.

Remove the fruit with a slotted spoon, reserving the syrup, and lay in a shallow oven-proof baking dish. Scatter over the crumble topping.

Bake on the lowest shelf of your oven for 5 minutes, then turn on the broiler and bake for a further 5 minutes, or until the crumble topping is golden.

Serve immediately with thick cream, custard or vanilla ice cream, and a drizzle of the reserved poaching liquid.

Cook's Note

For a campfire friendly version, toast your crumble topping slowly in a pan over medium-low heat, and then sprinkle directly over the fruit just before serving.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Peach Almond Crumble

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Plum-Blueberry Crumble

Recipe courtesy of Corky Pollan

Peach-Blueberry Crumble

Recipe courtesy of Corky Pollan

Plum Upside-Down Cake with Thyme, Lemon, and Fennel

Recipe courtesy of Hedy Goldsmith

Ruby-Red Plum and Amaretti Crumble

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Honey-Infused Mediterranean Yoghurt Parfait with Stewed Plums and Peaches

Recipe courtesy of Nadia G

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here