Plum Flapjack Crumble

cook 30 mins
Tags: Quick eats
  • 1 kg (2 lb) ripe plums, about 9–10 plums depending on size, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons soft light brown sugar
  • custard, to serve (optional)
  • 150 g (5 oz) unsalted butter
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) golden syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 200 g (7 oz) rolled oats
  • 25 g (1 oz) flaked almonds
  • To make the topping, gently melt the butter, golden syrup and salt in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats and almonds.
  • Meanwhile, cut the plums into quarters, or smaller if large. Place in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the vanilla extract and sugar.
  • Pile the topping over the plums, allowing some of the fruit to poke through. Place in a preheated oven, 190ºC (375ºF), Gas Mark 5, for 25 minutes or until the topping is golden and the plums have softened. Serve with custard, if using.
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