Air Fryer Plum Crumble

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Love a crumble? Want an easy air fryer crumble? then it doesn’t get any better than air fryer plum crumble.

Made with in season plums, no stewing required and you will love how easy it is to make crumble in air fryer.

Air Fryer Plum Crumble
Air Fryer Plum Crumble

Crumble In Air Fryer

Yesterday on RT we shared with you how to make a delicious air fryer apple crumble and how it was one of my favourite crumbles and that you can very easily mix and match ingredients to make different fruit crumbles.

We even talked about our air fryer cookbook which features a blueberry crumble.

Well, today, I wanted to show you that crumble in air fryer doesn’t have to be apple and how you can make a delicious plum crumble in the air fryer too.

And out of all crumbles the plum crumble is the one that shouts out AIR FRY ME a lot more than any other because its so much better than the traditional method.

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Can You Cook A Crumble In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook a crumble in the air fryer, and you will love doing so. Crumbles are just perfect for the air fryer because you can use the air fryer to cook the fruit and make the crumble topping crispy and golden.

What Can I Do With Plums?

Plums are brilliant because they are soft and have a similar texture to peaches and nectarines, anything you would do with peaches you can do with plums.

Yet, plums are not celebrated like peaches are.

So, if you have a peach cobbler recipe such as our slow cooker version, you can swap the peaches for plums.

You can also use plums to make a delicious plum dessert recipe.

Or how about using the air fryer dehydrator setting (if you have one) for dehydrated plums.

How Do You Dehydrate Plums In An Air Fryer?

To dehydrate plums in an air fryer I recommend you follow our air fryer dehydrated peaches recipe. You can then use this to dehydrate plums in the air fryer as well as other similar stone in summer fruits.

Why Is My Fruit Crumble Soggy?

Your fruit crumble is soggy because there are too many juices from the plums and they have created this soggy texture.

The secret to avoiding a soggy fruit crumble is to reduce the cook time that the plums do in the air fryer, get the crumble topping on sooner, then finish the crumble in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Crumble Ingredients

Air Fryer Plum Crumble

Fruit – for the filling of our plum crumble recipe we used six plums. We are big fans of grabbing some fruit from your fruit bowl, rather than going grocery shopping just to get some cooking fruit. You can also mix it up add blackberries and make a blackberry and plum crumble.  

Sugar – We also recommend some sugar to sprinkle over the plums before air frying. Then you can also add some golden syrup too, that will make it even more delicious.

Crumble – Then for that amazing crumble mixture we recommend unsalted butter, granulated sugar, plain flour, and rolled porridge oats. Plus, if you like some extra flavour, you can also add in some cinnamon.

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We bought some gorgeous ramekins for the air fryer, when we first got into air fryers, that were very similar to these ones.

They are one of those amazing air fryer accessories that you must own, and you can do so much with. I use them all the time and have used them in air fryer banana souffles, air fryer baked oats, and even for reheating a small sauce in the air fryer.

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How To Make Plum Crumble?

  • Prep. Add the crumble ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub the fat into the oats, flour, and sugar until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then put to one side.
  • Fruit. Chop the plums, discarding the stones and place into ramekins, spreading the mixture out until almost at the brim.
  • Sprinkle. Next add to the chopped plums the remaining sugar and drizzle with golden syrup. Place the ramekins into the air fryer basket. Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Fill. When the air fryer beeps, fill the top of the ramekins with the crumble mixture. Air fry for a further 8 minutes at 180c/360f before serving.  

Why I LOVE Plum Crumble In Air Fryer?

We have all read the recipe for plum crumble and how you need to stew the plums first before you can then create your plum crumble.

The air fryer method is much better, because you partly air fry the plums and then add the crumble topping when the air fryer beeps, making this a much easier method for summer fruit crumbles.

Does Plum Crumble Freeze Well?

Yes, plum crumble does freeze well. You can freeze the fruit crumble pots in the ramekins and then defrost and reheat in the air fryer as and when you need it.

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Air Fryer Plum Crumble

Love a crumble? Want an easy air fryer crumble? then it doesn’t get any better than air fryer plum crumble.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 437kcal


  • 6 Plums
  • 4 Tsp Granulated Sugar for sprinkling
  • 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup

Crumble Topping


  • Firstly, make your crumble topping. Place all crumble ingredients into a bowl and using your fingertips rub the fat into the flour, oats and sugar until you have a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs and then put to one side.
    How To Make Plum Crumble?
  • Slice the plums and discard the stones. Place the plum chunks into ramekins, spreading them out and filling to almost the brim. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the fruit in each ramekin followed by a drizzle of golden syrup. Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Make Plum Crumble?
  • When the air fryer beeps add the crumble mixture over the plums and then air fry for a further 8 minutes at the same temperature or until crispy and golden to your liking.
    How To Make Plum Crumble?


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Syrup. You can swap golden syrup for maple syrup or honey.
Thanks for reading our crumble in air fryer on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious fruit recipes do try our air fryer pineapple next.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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