Ultimate plum crumble

4
60 minutes

Ingredients

Plum crumble

  • 200g of plain flour
  • 125g of salted butter, diced, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 50g of ground almonds
  • 100g of soft brown sugar, plus a little extra for the topping
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 900g of plums, cut in half, stones removed
  • 1 large orange, zest and juice
  • 50g of flaked almonds

Method

1
Place the flour and butter in a large mixing bowl and rub together with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the caster sugar, ground almonds, half of the soft brown sugar (50g) and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir to combine
2
Sprinkle a few drops of cold water into the bowl and stir with a fork until you have crumbly, lumpy mixture. Place the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes
3
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
4
Lightly grease your dish/dishes and arrange the plums in a single layer, cut-side up, dividing them equally if using more than one dish. Spoon over the orange juice
5
Mix together the remaining 50g of soft brown sugar with the orange zest and the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the plums
6
Sprinkle the crumble mix evenly over the plums, taking care not to press it down. Then sprinkle the almonds over, finishing with a light dusting of soft brown sugar
7
Place the dish/dishes on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the crumble is golden and bubbling. Serve warm with ice cream or cream