Recipe of the Month – Plum Crumble

With the first hints of Autumn approaching, this warming plum crumble is so versatile –  you can add other fruits, or change the crumble mixture to make it taste perfect for you!

Serves 4

 

Ingredients

1 punnet of plums 750g approx.
Handful of sugar to cover plums
100g plain flour
1tsp cinnamon
50g ground almonds
100g butter
75g light brown sugar
Handful of flaked almonds

 

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.

Butter your oven dish.

Cut the plums in half and remove the stones.

Place in the oven dish and cover with a generous handful of sugar.

To make the crumble mix, measure the flour, cinnamon, ground almonds and butter in to a bowl and rub the butter into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs. A few chunky bits of butter will add texture to the finished dish so do not overwork it.

Add the sugar and flaked almonds. Stir to combine.

Put the crumble mix on top of the plums but do not press down as this keeps the crumble nice and light.

Bake in the oven for 30/35 minutes.

 

If you are allergic to nuts, replace them with oats or more flour. Or if you like you could add some muesli. Also, if you can eat nuts, you could try adding a mix of walnuts and hazelnuts just after you have added the crumble topping. You could also use wholemeal flour, but half and half is best as wholemeal flour tends to be quite dry.