This time of the year used to be my favorite time as a child. Not only because it was summer and all kids were off from school. It was also prune season and if you have ever visited Munich/Germany around that time it is time for Zwetschgendatschi, which is the most delicious prune cake. It is my absolute favorite dessert and I recall times where I would eat the whole cake by myself. Which btw I don’t recommend to do :).
Inspired by my recent stay in Germany I felt like recreating something similar. And since I am so in love with my Rhubarb-Strawberry-Crisp and my Apple-Crisp I thought I would do something similar with prunes. The outcome was so delicious and I cannot wait to share this prune crumble recipe with you.
To get the best prunes just visit your local farmers market.
They are currently in season and therefore super juicy and delicious. Unless you are like my parents and have a fancy stone removing devise, it is a bit annoying to remove all the stones, but it is totally worth it. Simply slice the prune lengthwise with a sharp knife. If the prunes are ripe enough it should be fairly easy to remove the stone.
Once you got rid of the sone cut the half’s into 4 slices like I did in the picture above. Place them in a casserole and add the crumbles on top. Voila! I recommend to eat it while its still warm. Add some whipped creme, coconut whipped creme or ice cream to it if you like.
The finished result is supposed to look very juicy on the bottom. For the best prune crumble results make sure the prunes are ripe. If your prunes are still a bit unripe and the crumble looks a bit dry after the cooking time is up, add 1/4 cup water evenly on top and bake for another 5-10 minutes.