Almond Plum Crumble

There is something about cooked plums - I think it lies in the consistency of the liquid which their natural juices make when combined with sugar -that results in such a fabulous base for crumbles.

Serves: 4 - 6


  • 675g Plums, washed, halved and stoned
  • 50g Golden Granulated Sugar

For the Crumble

  • 115g Plain Flour
  • 50g Golden Granulated Sugar
  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Ground Almonds
  • 25g Almonds, Flaked


  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 160C
  2. Grease a 1.5 litre shallow ovenproof dish.
  3. Arrange the plums in a single layer. Sprinkle enough sugar to sweeten over the top.
  4. Place the flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the ground almonds and half the flaked almonds.
  5. Scatter the crumb mixture over the plums and press down lightly. Sprinkle the reserved flaked almonds over the top.
  6. Bake in the centre of the oven 40 -45 mins until the crumble is golden and plums cooked. Serve hot or warm.

This recipe is from Healthy Fast Food by Liz Herbert published by Simon & Schuster 2005 ISBN 0 7432 5975 0 and currently out of print.