Plum & almond crumble slice

Plum & almond crumble slice

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(60 ratings)

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

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Cuts into 16 slices
A buttery traybake, full of new-season fruit and spice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal360
  • fat26g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.37g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack butter (this must be very cold)
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 225g caster sugar
  • 300g ground almond
  • 140g plain flour, plus 25g/1oz
  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • approx 6 plums, stoned and cut into sixths
    Plum

    Plum

    pl-um

    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • 50g flaked almond

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.

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helenmcbain
9th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this yesterday with my daughter and niece, we made it by hand rather than in a food processor and the girls had a great time making it. The recipe works perfectly and if a 2 and 5 year old can make it then anyone can! I swapped half the ground almonds for oats cause I'd ran out and it still worked well. The girls and the rest of the family were very happy with their results!
thecottagecooks
25th Jan, 2011
I couldn't get hold of plums, so used apples instead! Turned out beautifully and went down very well. Next time i will make extra crumble for the topping. Yum!
kathmc
29th Dec, 2010
5.05
Great recipe, substituted the flour with gluten-free flour which worked really well. It's become a favourite, everyone loves it!
mammabat
14th Dec, 2010
5.05
forgot to rate... silly old Bat!
mammabat
14th Dec, 2010
5.05
I made this and only used 150g of ground almonds as thats all I had, I ve also made it with figs instead of plums and it was lovely, served warm with a good vanilla ice cream... its our Christmas dessert this year as ive got loads of bottled figs and we dont much care for Christmas pudding!
sarahdash
15th Nov, 2010
3.05
Incredibly sticky, doesn't hold together very well but the other half just demolished it in a bowl for pudding each night with some cream.
lidewij
14th Oct, 2010
4.05
Really yummy recipe. However, I would cut the plums in smaller pieces next time, to distribute more evenly.
amyrosedoyle
26th Sep, 2010
4.05
wish i'd have added more plums, but still delicious!
eleanormayo
20th Sep, 2010
4.05
This was delicious, although I needed to add an egg to the base layer to make it into a dough, also pretty much all my flaked almonds feel off the top, but hey ho! Tasty yummy as cake and also warm with ice-cream for pud.
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veritypinkney
15th Sep, 2010
5.05
all I can say is YUMMY!

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