Xylitol Plum and Cinnamon Crumble

Serves: 6 Cooking time: 35 minutes

This comfort food classic is given a healthier twist through the use of wholemeal flour, oats and Total Sweet Xylitol. The whole grains also give the topping a chewy almost flapjack-like texture whilst cinnamon adds flavour as well as possible health benefits.


For the crumble:

  • 100g (4oz) plain wholemeal flour
  • 75g (3oz) Total Sweet XylitolTaste before cooking – add more if you prefer a sweeter crumble
  • 100g (4oz) softened butter
  • 100g (4oz) oats

For the filling:

  • 1kg (2.2lb) plums, halved and stoned
  • 50g (2oz) Total Sweet Xylitol - Depending on the sweetness of the plums and personal taste
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C fan/350F/ gas mark 4.
  2. Blend the flour, Total Sweet and butter in a food processor to combine into thick crumbs then lightly blitz the oats into the mixture.
  3. Put the prepared plums in the base of a high-sided oven-proof dish so that they more than cover the base.
  4. Sprinkle with the Total Sweet and cinnamon then scatter the crumble evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for around 35 minutes or until the crumble starts to look golden and the fruit is bubbling and soft underneath.