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
- 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.
- 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.
- Scatter the topping over the plums, and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
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