Nana's Doris Black Plum Crumble

Nana's Doris Black Plum Crumble

This recipe is a family favourite straight from Nana’s farm cookbook. Delicious, sweet plums topped with a golden, crunchy topping. Served alongside home-made custard and a thick, glossy plum sauce, it invokes a blissful sense of nostalgia.

  • 800g of canned Black Doris plums, drained, with juice reserved and pips removed.
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
  • Rind of ½ lemon, grated
  • 1 cup gluten-free cornflakes or cereal , crushed

Plum Sauce

  • Reserved juice from plums
  • Grated rind of ½ lemon
  • 1 tsp of cornflour


  1. Preheat the oven to 1800C. Grease a medium-sized ovenproof dish.
  2.  Place drained plums in the bottom of the dish.
  3. In a large bowl, place the butter, brown sugar, coconut, lemon rind and crushed cornflakes. Mix everything together with your fingers until the mixture forms chunky crumbs.
  4.  Place the crumble topping over the fruit, and press to pack down the topping.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the topping is golden and crunchy.
  6. While the crumble is baking, make the plum sauce. Place the reserved plum juice and lemon rind into a medium saucepan, and place over a medium heat. Mix the cornflour with a little plum juice from the saucepan. Stir to form a paste. Add the paste back into the saucepan and stir though. Heat the juice and cornflour mixture until it forms a thick, glossy sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the crumble warm with home-made custard and the plum sauce and watch everyone at the table enjoy the simple pleasure of this classic dessert.


Nutritional Information

Energy  1590kJ (379Cal)
Protein 3.1g
Fat, Total 12.4g
- Saturated 8.9g
Carbohydrate 61.5g
- Sugars 37.3g
Dietary Fibre 4.6g4.6g
Sodium 307mg