Plum & almond crumble slice

Plum & almond crumble slice

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(61 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

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    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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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bluemoon25
16th Mar, 2013
5.05
Made this for my family on a night in and they all had empty plates afterwards! I found that in the first part, the mixture did not come out like breadcrumbs but it all tasted lovely, was more like batter all the way through! also, i did not have the normal red plums - i had brought yellow plums and although a lot sharper, once cooked they were very sweet!! i added 150g of ground almonds as that was all i had and could really taste it so dont think you really actually need 300g! added a small amount of dark brown, light brown and white sugar to the top at the end and it made it quite gooey! would recommend to all and it is soooooooo yummy! ideal for family or a bake sale etc! is def going into my recipe file!
emmabrett
21st Feb, 2013
5.05
This was delicious. I only had 200g of almonds and added a little flour to the crumble topping as it wasn't anywhere near breadcrumbs. It wasn't too much work as you are just using one base to make the layers but it did take quite a long time. I also forgot to leave the base to cool but it came out fine and won't last very long!
anne64
2nd Feb, 2013
5.05
Made this several times always a hit, took into work disappeared in no time even been asked for the recipe twice.
emcs26
25th Jan, 2013
Pretty novice baker here - Would blackberries be nice with this AND plums or instead of plums do people think?!
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c27858
11th Dec, 2012
5.05
With the plums, it was delicious. It is now made in a coffee shop near to me and always sells out!. I am going to make it festive with mincemeat instead of plums.
crazymothercooker
12th Nov, 2012
5.05
Lovely!
neontree
12th Oct, 2012
5.05
Sorry - was so enthusiastic about my review that I forgot to rate it. Would give it 6 stars if I could.
neontree
12th Oct, 2012
5.05
This recipe is AMAZING! It's so amazing that I even though I managed to burnt the bottom of it was still one of the most amazing desserts I've ever had :) Looking forward to making it again when my parents come to visit. (Clearly, I will be attempting not to burn the base next time). Oh yeah, the plums I had were a little underripe so I stewed them very lightly with some agave syrup. I think that was the only thing I did differently...
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c27858
12th Oct, 2012
5.05
This went down a treat on cake day at work !
traywatson
6th Aug, 2012
4.05
Although I thought it was a bit time consuming (do the base, in the oven, do the filling, in the oven, do the topping in the oven!) I have to admit the comments recevied at work today makes it so worthwhile! I did find that the mixture wasn't quite breadcrumb texture at the end of step 1, despite using v cold butter. But nonetheless, no-one complained ;-)

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