- 8 ripe plums, halved, stone removed
The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree…
- 50g butter, cut into pieces
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 50g plain flour
- 50g rolled oats
Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…
- 25g golden caster sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 25g flaked almond
Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Place the plum halves, skin side down, in the base of a large heatproof dish. Drizzle over half the maple syrup and roast for 10 mins.
Meanwhile place the butter, flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and rub the butter into the mixture until you have rough crumbs. Stir in the almonds, then sprinkle over the plums. Drizzle the top with the remaining maple syrup and bake for 15 mins until the top is golden. Serve with custard.
Make doubleMake double quantities of the crumble topping, then freeze it ready for next time. There’s no need to defrost it first.