Spiced plum crumble

This traditional crumble recipe comes with a twist, as it uses plums spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and orange

Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 900g/2lb Red Tractor plums, halved and pitted
  • 100g/4oz granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 small orange
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg or a pinch of ground
  • Red Tractor single cream or custard, to serve
For the crumble topping:

  • 225g/8oz wholemeal plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g/4oz chilled butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 190°C, 375°F, Gas 5.

Place the plums in a baking dish, add half the sugar, the orange zest and juice, cinnamon and nutmeg and toss to mix. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the topping. Put the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, add the chilled butter and rub it in using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the remaining sugar.

Scatter evenly over the plums then return to the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm with single cream or custard.