Plum Crumble

The addition of ground almonds makes for a delicious, crunchy topping to cinnamon-spiced plums. The perfect dessert for cosying up on a winter’s evening.


For the filling:

  • 800g plums, halved and stoned
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp plain flour

For the topping:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g demerara sugar
  • 50g ground almond


  1. Begin by heating your oven to 200°C / 180°C Fan / Gas Mark 6, and pop the plums into a shallow dish. Mix together the sugar, orange zest, cinnamon and flour in small bowl and sprinkle over the plums, then drizzle over 2 tbsp water.
  2. Next, place all the topping ingredients in a food processor and pulse sporadically until the mixture begins to clump together a bit. Alternatively, rub the butter into flour using your fingertips, then mix in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Scatter the topping over the plums, and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

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