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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.hot fruity pudding

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

Method

  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