Single Lady Plum Crumble

by Megan on August 27, 2011

Sometimes Jake works at night. Then I have to make dinner for one, and well, sometimes I’m super lazy about it.

Last night I made breakfast for dinner. Scrambled eggs with avocado and goat cheese? Sure! Mini toasts with parmesan cheese? Ok! But mostly, I wanted dessert. Single lady dessert to go with my single lady dinner.

I had just one plum left. One plum, some sugar, and a dream. So here you go! In case you have just one plum. In case you’re home at night on the weekend watching The Notebook and eating dinner over the coffee table. In case you want a dessert worth burning your tongue on.

Plums are magic! When you bake them they become even more amazing. I had no idea, since this was my first time baking with plums. They’re low-maintenance too. You don’t even peal them! And well, let’s be honest, crumbles are a breeze while at the same time being the best. So try it!

Single Lady Plum Crumble {serves 1}
Recipe adapted from Tartlette


for the plum –

  • 1 plum, pitted and thinly sliced, not peeled
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 1/2 t flour
for the crumble –
  • 3 T all-purpose flour
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1/8 t ground cardamom
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 T butter, cold
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Toss the plum slices with sugar and flour. Place in one small dish or divide between two small ramekins.
  3. Make crumble. Stir together the flour, sugar, cardamom, and salt. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is incorporated.
  4. Pour the crumbles over the plum slices and bake for 30 minutes, or until the plums are soft when poked with a cake tester or skewer.
  5. Serve warm with whipped cream (I put dream at first!) or ice cream. Or if you don’t have these, a drizzle of cold milk will do.
 Peace out plum.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Halle August 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Haha I have to make this! I love being a single lady and curling up at home watching the Notebook. 🙂


Megan (megabite) August 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Yes! You can’t go wrong where Ryan Gosling’s concerned.


cindy August 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

You’re never a single lady when Ryan is around! I’m glad you went the sliced route…that dish for one is just the sweetest, and check out that pretty plum juice color!


Megan (megabite) August 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Yeah! And man, you were so right about how pretty plum juice is.


mum August 31, 2011 at 8:45 am

I made this last two FULL ramkins!! It was soooo good! I even made homemade whipped was wonderful <3


Megan (megabite) August 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

Awesome, Mum! I’m glad you used up those plums that were sick of being in the fridge. <3


Stephanie September 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Hi there! I wanted to make these. Only problem was I have peaches and no cardamom. Is it still possible to subsitute the plum and cardamom?


Megan (megabite) September 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

You sure can! Use peaches, and cinnamon! you can also add a pinch of nutmeg if you’re feelin’ it. Let me know what you think!


Stephanie September 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Miss Megan, I did as you suggested and the peach crumble turned out magical! Thank you so much 😀


Megan July 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm



Laura Dembowski July 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Love a good crumble. I just made a vegan Plum Cherry Crumble on my blog. It was so yummy. Here’s the link in case you want to look: I’ve also always wanted to try cardamom in desserts. Is it a good spice to use when baking? I love The Notebook, but rarely watch it because it’s so, so sad.


Megan July 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm

The more crumbles the better!


Melissa Aronson Bihl July 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Love it! My husband and I were just pondering to ourselves, selves, what do you make with plums? Now we know! Can’t wait to try it while curling up on the couch to watch The Notebook.


Megan July 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Ooh! I bet you’ll love this! Make sure to have ice cream on hand. 🙂


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