Fabulously Fruity Crumble Served with Custard

Cooking Time
45 Minutes
Portions
4

Ingredients

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  • g unsalted butter (kept at room temperature)
  • g plain flour
  • g caster sugar
  • g (A little extra flour on standby is useful as sometimes a little more seems to need to be added to get the consistancy just right.)
  • g packet of plums (approx 10)
  •   tbsp amaretto
  • g ground almonds
  • g egg yolks
  • ml double cream
  • g vanilla pod
  • g caster sugar

  • 1

    Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to180°C - 190°C.
  • 2

    Step 2

    Dice the plums leaving the skin on and de-stone. Place in a pan with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer until they start to breakdown.
  • 3

    Step 3

    Add the ground almonds and amaretto and reduce the mixture until syrupy.
  • 4

    Step 4

    For the crumble topping, mix the butter and flour in a bowl by hand and gradually add the sugar to make breadcrumbs.
  • 5

    Step 5

    To assemble, pour the stewed plums into a dish and top with the crumble, cook in the oven for 40 minutes.
  • 6

    Step 6

    For the custard, separate the eggs and add 2 yolks to the cream, whisk together then place in a bowl over a bain-marie. Slice the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds. Bring the egg and cream to a simmer and add the sugar and vanilla. Keep heating until thick but do not boil.
  • 7

    Step 7

    Serve the crumble in individual dishes or spoon a generous spoonful onto a plate and serve with a jug of custard.

Ingredients

  • 60 g unsalted butter (kept at room temperature)
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 1 g (A little extra flour on standby is useful as sometimes a little more seems to need to be added to get the consistancy just right.)
  • 1 g packet of plums (approx 10)
  • 8 tbsp amaretto
  • 45 g ground almonds
  • 2 g egg yolks
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 1 g vanilla pod
  • 30 g caster sugar