Baked Plums with a Crunchy Crumble Topping
Prep Time 10 Min
Cook Time 25 Min
Ready in 35 Min
12 ripe plums, halved and pitted
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
75g plain flour
¼tsp sea salt
50g light soft brown sugar
50g whole almonds, roughly chopped
1. Heat the oven to 180C fan, gas 6. Line a large baking tray with non-stick foil. Arrange the plums on the tray, cut side up. Drizzle over the maple syrup and scrape over some of the vanilla seeds, leaving the pod nestled in with the plums. Set aside.
2. Rub together the flour, salt and butter with your fingertips to form fine crumbs. Stir through the sugar and almonds. Spread out on to a large foillined baking tray.
3. Put both the plums and crumble topping in the oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the plums are tender and caramelised and the crumble topping is golden brown and crunchy.
Serve the roasted plums topped with the crumble topping and a good trickle of double cream.