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Maryland Plum Crumble Recipe

Maryland Plum Crumble Recipe 


8-10 ripe plums

4-5 Tbsp. sugar

Chilled cream, to serve

For the crumble topping:

½ stick plus 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour          

A pinch of salt

¼ cup sugar

A medium ovenproof dish, buttered

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put a baking sheet on the middle shelf to heat.

Halve the plums and remove the pits. Cut the halves into quarters if they are very large. Toss them with the sugar and tip them into the prepared baking dish. (For a special treat, toss the uncooked plums in a little sloe gin).

To make the crumble topping, use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour with the salt until it resembles coarse bread crumbs. Alternatively do this in a food processor. Stir in the sugar.

Lightly scatter the crumble topping over the plums. Place the baking dish on the hot baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and serve warm with cream. Serves 4-6.



Maryland Plum Crumble prepared by Dolores Kelley

Photograph by Roy Kelley,  Canon PowerShot G11 camera

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • September 14 2018 06:03PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley I have a loss for words.... read my's an easy read!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 7 months ago

Yum! Roy Kelley yes bring on the ice cream....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 7 months ago

Oh yes, yes, yes, Roy. I adore baked good with plums. (Must be the German in me.) Saved for future use.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 7 months ago

Looks delicious, Roy.  I wonder if I could sweet talk the chef of the home to whip one of these up.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

Good morning Roy. I know Barbara Todaro won't eat it so I will volunteer to eat her portion! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 7 months ago

It sounds and looks delicious Roy

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 7 months ago

Good morning Roy - the picture looks very tasty.  Thanks for sharing a local Maryland recipe.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 7 months ago

Roy, looks wonderful, but really not something I try to eat.  Staying away from carbs as much as possible, and still not working very well....

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 months ago


What a wonderful recipe, and thank you Chef Dolores.  I will bookmark it for future use.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

Hello Roy, I almost made a sour cherry crumb pie last night for dinner guest but ran our of time.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 7 months ago

Doesn't this look delicious?  This is the time of year for cobblers, crumbles, and pies, oh my! We will also give this a whirl and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. Yummy. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 7 months ago

Roy- I took one look at that and I want some right now!!! It looks yummy. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 7 months ago

The receipe and photo look fabulous.  Should be easy to cut out some of the butter and make it a bit healthier.  Thanks!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 7 months ago

Hello Roy Kelley thanks for the delicious Maryland Plum Crumble recipe.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 7 months ago

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

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 7 months ago