Plum and blueberry crumble recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 476 kCal 24%
Fat 20g 29%
  -  Saturates 8g 40%
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  • This plum and blueberry crumble is a delicious dessert with two different types of fruit and almonds. 

    While everyone loves a plum crumble, sometimes you want something a little more special. That’s where this delicious and easy recipe for plum and blueberry crumble comes in. We’ve used fresh plums, best picked between August and October in the UK, and fresh blueberries for the ultimate flavour kick. While the almonds, ground or crushed depending on how crunchy you like your crumble, add a real bite to the mixture. Best served with a good portion of warm custard or a dollop of vanilla ice cream, this is the perfect way to end a Sunday roast dinner.

     

    Ingredients

    • 500g (1lb) plums, halved
    • 200g (7oz) blueberries
    • 125g (4oz) golden caster sugar
    • 1 orange, finely grated zest and juice
    • ½ tsp almond flavouring
    • 1 level tbsp thickening granules
    • For the crumble:
    • 175g (6oz) plain flour
    • 60g (2oz) ground almonds
    • 90g (3oz) butter, chilled
    • 90g (3oz) golden caster sugar
    • 30g (1oz) flaked almonds
    • You will also need:
    • 1.75 litre (3 pint) oven-proof dish, buttered

    Method

    • 1 Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put the plums and blueberries into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with the sugar, orange zest and juice, almond flavouring and thickening granules. Gently mix everything together.

    • To make the crumble: Put the flour, almonds and small chunks of butter into a food processor. Pulse to form fine crumbs, then add sugar and whizz quickly.

    • Spoon the crumble mixture over the fruit and scatter with the flaked almonds. Bake for 30 mins until pale golden.

    Top tips for making plum and blueberry crumble:

    To spice things up even more, add a splash of brandy or port to the mixture before cooking. This will intensify the flavour and the alcohol will burn out through the cooking process, so it's safe to give to children too.

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