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


  • kcal360
  • fat26g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.37g
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  • 250g pack butter (this must be very cold)



    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



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

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    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



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

  • 50g flaked almond


  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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26th Aug, 2011
Brilliant way to use a plum glut. Rather too crumbly when taken on a picnic, but delicious
19th Aug, 2011
Made this with raspberries when the family came to stay, and everyone loved it. For the topping, I just broke off blobs of the mixture and scattered them over the top, thinking perhaps the raspberries would burn or dry up as some were left uncovered, but it cooked perfectly. A great dessert - perhaps a touch sweet - and what was left over kept well, uncovered, in the fridge. I can highly recommend this one.
13th Jun, 2011
Amazing recipe, absolutely delicious & I think it's one of those where you can deviate a bit and it'll still be gorgeous. I doubled the recipe to fill a large bakingtray. Having read other comments I didn't double the butter (did about x1.7 instead) and it didn't matter, the pastry was light & crispy and the filling was moist. My base never resembled breadcrumbs either. For the topping, because I had dough instead of breadcrumbs, I added more flour, 100g of chopped almonds and some granulated brown sugar, so it was a bit more crumbly to spread on top and easier to cut without losing it. It was so so delicious, the ones I took to kindergarten went in a blink and my husband and both children ( 4 and 2) loved it too. Don't normally write reviews, but this cake is straight into family favourites.
31st May, 2011
I made this for my sisters 60th Birthday party. It got rave reviews! My brother described it as a 'trensendent' dessert (= very very yum). Not a scrap of it left over. Strongly recommend it and will be making it again.
9th Feb, 2011
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!
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!
29th Dec, 2010
Great recipe, substituted the flour with gluten-free flour which worked really well. It's become a favourite, everyone loves it!
14th Dec, 2010
forgot to rate... silly old Bat!
14th Dec, 2010
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!
15th Nov, 2010
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.


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