Single Lady Plum Crumble

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.

15 thoughts on “Single Lady Plum Crumble”

  1. 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!

  2. I made this last night..in two FULL ramkins!! It was soooo good! I even made homemade whipped cream..it was wonderful <3

  3. 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!

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