Mirabelle plum crumble

    20 min

    Prized golden mirabelle plums make a wonderful crumble. You can of course use any type of plum here, but if you've found mirabelles - try this! This crumble is also healthier and lower in sugar than most.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
    • 500g stoned mirabelle plums
    • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
    • 40g wholemeal flour
    • 40g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    • 30g spelt flour
    • 30g porridge oats
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
    • 1 tablespoon plum liqueur (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to grill; place oven rack in middle position. Sprinkle the bottom of a 23x30cm baking dish with ground almonds and set aside.
    2. In a large frying pan combine plums with syrup; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Meanwhile, prepare crumble topping: In the bowl of a food processor combine the flour, butter, spelt, oats, sugar and applesauce; mix quickly to form coarse crumbles.
    4. Add plum liqueur (if using) to plum mixture in pan and stir; spread mixture in prepared baking dish, then cover with pastry crumble, pressing it down over plum mixture with fingers.
    5. Put dish in preheated oven for about 5 minutes, until topping is golden brown.

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