Plum & almond crumble slice

Plum & almond crumble slice

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 5 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 slices

A buttery traybake, full of new-season fruit and spice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
360
protein
7g
carbs
26g
fat
26g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
18g
salt
0.37g

Ingredients

  • 250g pack butter (this must be very cold)
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 300g ground almonds
  • 140g plain flour, plus 25g/1oz
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • approx 6 plums, stoned and cut into sixths
  • 50g flaked almonds

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with baking paper. Put the butter, sugar and ground almonds into a food processor, then pulse until the mixture resembles very rough breadcrumbs. Spoon out half the mix into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add 140g flour into the mix in the processor and whizz until it just forms a dough. Tip into the tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins.
  3. To make the filling, put the remaining butter and the sugar and almond mix back into the processor, saving a few tbsp for the topping. Add the eggs, the 25g flour, cinnamon and baking powder and whizz to a soft batter. Spread over the base.
  4. Top with the plum pieces and a little extra caster sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 20 mins, then sprinkle with the remaining crumble mix and flaked almonds. Cook for another 20 mins or until golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2006

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vincenzo7's picture
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I've made this many times but used frozen mixed fruits (usually red berries) as I'm not keen on plums and use vanilla extract in the filling instead of the cinnamon. I found it hard to cut up without losing the flaked almonds on top so last time I made it in individual bun cases, it was a bit more fiddly but the end result was worth it. They are so popular, friends and family love them.

smileyk's picture

We love this, it's very nice - particularly with vanilla ice cream!

vincestocking's picture
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Its a bit late for plums so I used cooking apples peeled, cored and sliced instead. It worked very well but a bit heavy on the ground almond I thought!

nicolerobinson's picture
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I had some plums that were starting to turn so found this recipe.....everyone in my husbands office loved it !!!

poissonrouge's picture

Really delicious - especially warm with custard. I used less ground almonds than the recipe suggested too as they are not my favourite and it was really yummy.

vivwallace's picture
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Lovely...quite easy to make. Yummy warm with ice cream, my hubby loved it!!!

goodfoodguide's picture

Made this plum & Almond crumble slice for the second time and took it to work this time. Everyone thought it delicious and one colleague asked for the recipe. Its a winner and freezes well too. I cut it into nice large pieces and freeze them individually wrapped in greasproof paper, then all into a freezer bag, just ready for when you can't resist fetching a piece out with a cup of tea. It works well warm for a dinner party sweet with creme fraich or double cream. Yummy

foxypoppy's picture
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We had a shared meal with friends, I made the Plum and Almond Crumble Slice. We all loved it. Best with clotted cream. I halved the quantity ground almonds and it still worked very well.

cooijmans's picture
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a real treat

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