- 900g/2lb fresh plums,
- 75g/30z caster sugar
- 175g/6oz plain flour
- 100g/4oz butter cubed
- 75g/3oz Demerara sugar
- 75g/3oz nuts, such as hazelnuts, peacans or walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
- 1 level tsp cinnamon
- custard to serve
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan-oven/Gas mark 4
Cut the plums in two and take out stone then place in a large ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle the caster sugar over the fruit, mix together well to coat, then sprinkle with cinnamon
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips.
Continue to rub in until the mixture forms clumps.
Stir in the Demerara sugar and nuts, reserving 1 tbsp each of the sugar and nuts for the topping.
Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the fruit.
Scatter over the reserved sugar and nuts.
Bake for 45-50mins until the crumble is golden.
Serve with custard.