Plums are currently in season so what better way to cook them than a delicious crumble... this is one of our favourite recipes.
Ingredients (serves 4):
8 ripe plums
4 tbsp maple syrup
50g butter cut into pieces
50g plain flour
50g rolled oats
25g golden caster sugar
half teaspoon ground cinnamon
25g flaked almonds (may be toasted)
Heat the oven to 200oC (or equivalent). Place the plum halves skin side down in the base of an ovenproof dish. Drizzle over half the maple syrup and roast for 10 mins.
Whilst the plums are in the oven place the butter, flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and rub the butter into the mixture until it resembles rough crumbs. Stir in the almonds, then sprinkle over the softened plums. Drizzle the top with the remaining maple syrup and bake for 15 mins until the top is golden, sprinkling extra almonds on the top if desired (or if like me you forgot to add them earlier!). Serve with custard, cream or ice cream.
Hope you enjoy it. Have you a favourite recipe for using up your plums?