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Maryland Nutty Plum Crumble Recipe

Maryland Nutty Plum Crumble Recipe


Recipe tested and recommended by Dolores Kelley

12 ripe plums      

2-3 thick strips of peel and the freshly   squeezed juice from 1 orange

1/3 cup soft brown sugar

1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

¾ cup self-rising flour

1/3 cup ground almonds (almond flour)

3 Tbsp. slivered almonds

3 Tbsp. pine nuts

Chilled cream, to serve

Use a medium ovenproof dish

Serves 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees..

Halve and pit the plums and arrange them in a single layer in a baking dish. Add the orange peel and juice. Sprinkle over 2 Tbsp. of the sugar and dot over 2 Tbsp. of the butter. Cover with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, until the plums are beginning to soften.

Put the flour, ground almonds, and the remaining butter in a bowl and rub it between your fingertips, until it forms lumps. Stir in the flaked almonds, pine nuts, and the remaining sugar.

Remove the baking dish from the oven, discard the foil and scatter over the crumble topping. Return to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until the topping is golden and the juices are bubbling through.   Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the crust to firm up.  Serve with ice cream.


Maryland Nutty Plum Crumble IMG_1239


Blooming in the Rain at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden IMG_3440

Photographs by Roy Kelley

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Comment balloon 20 commentsRoy Kelley • March 09 2016 11:31AM


Good morning Roy.  That looks and sounds really delicious.  Though, I might need to keep the portions small for my diet.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Roy. Thank you for the recipe. I will bookmark this post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Mmmm, that photo says it all!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 4 years ago

Roy, will have to keep this for a time down the road.  Am not home much right now with lots of clients, but this sounds very good!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Good Sunday morning Ms Dolores and Roy Kelley - 

Well if a picture is worth a thousand words the one you posted of the beautiful pie is worth two thousand.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 4 years ago

It sounds and looks delicious Roy Kelley , i am ready to try some...

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 4 years ago

Oh boy that looks wonderful.  You are lucky to have such a talented cook in the kitchen!!!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 4 years ago


 MMMMM that plum crumble will taste good with my coffee I love the matching tulips as well! Happy Sunday!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 4 years ago


What a great recipe and thank you Dolores!  And thank you Roy for the lovely photo of tulips in the rain.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Wow that sounds tasty Roy, I would love to try it, I love plums.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Noah Seidenberg 

Try this recipe and it will be a goood blog topic for you as well.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley ,  I don't think I have had anything "Plum" in decades. It sounds good though.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

The recipe sounds amazing, Roy!  I've copied and pasted it into my recipe file. We won't have fresh plums for another 2 months, but I'll give it a try when we do!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Satisfaction is guaranteed. You will love this recipe.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

We have a rainy Monday morning in Kentlands but the birds were singing when I went out to pick up The Washington Post. Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

That looks really good Roy. I love the taste of almonds with my fruit.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago

Debbie Reynolds 

This would be a good recipe to share in one of your videos.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated. Have an outstanding week and a very productive spring.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago
The Main Street Farmers and Artists Market is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
at the Main Street Pavilion
one block off Kentlands Boulevard
301 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Free Parking  
on Main Street and surrounding streets and
in the parking lot behind the shops along Main Street
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