Plum & Sloe Gin Crumble

A comforting treat that warms the soul! Super easy to make and you'll love yourself for trying it. 




1kg ripe plums, halved and stoned

1 tbsp light muscovado sugar

1 tbsp cornflour

100ml Sloe gin

Cream (or ice cream) to serve

225g plain flour

125g  cold butter, diced

½ tsp mixed spice

½ tsp ground cinnamon

50g light muscovado sugar

50g demerara sugar  



1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Tip the plums into a baking dish and sprinkle over the muscovado sugar and cornflour. Mix together well, then drizzle over the sloe gin, plus 2 tbsp of water. Cover the dish with foil, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

2. While the fruit is cooking, make the topping by putting the flour in a mixing bowl and use your fingers to rub through the butter until all the big chunks have disappeared and the mix is crumbly. Stir through the mixed spice, cinnamon and both brown sugars with a pinch of salt.

3. Remove the foil from the fruit and increase the oven temp to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Scatter the crumble topping over the plums, then cook for another 30 minutes until it’s golden and crisp.

Let the crumble sit for 5 minutes before serving, then serve with vanilla ice cream or ice-cold single cream