With the chillier days approaching I thought it would be a nice time to share with you this quick and easy gluten free plum crumble. The Perfect warming, comforting pudding, that can be popped together in no time at all.
I’ve made fruit crumble a couple of times now using ground almonds instead of all gf flour and really like it. The result is a slightly denser crumble, which is extremely moorish and very satisfying!!
Ingredients (serves 6)
75g (3oz) gluten free plain flour (used Lidl gf flour on this occasion!)
75g (3oz) *ground almonds
75g (3oz) butter
50g (2oz) caster sugar
Demerara sugar to sprinkle on the top
675g (1.5lb) Plums – halved and the stones removed – Any fruit of your choice would work of course, but this would be the approximate quantity you would need.
Sugar to taste as sweetness of the fruit will vary.
Preheat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5/Fan 170C
Pop the plums in a large pan with a tiny drop of water and allow to cook gently for about 5 minutes. Once softened add sugar to your preferred taste. Although you do not have to cook the plums first, I prefer to do so as I can check the fruit for sweetness prior to baking.
Remove the pan from the heat and gently transfer the plums into a deep ovenproof dish. (Think the crumble would look great in the tin I picked up from Ikea too!)
In a large bowl, mix together the gluten free flour and ground almonds. Add the butter, and gently rub in until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar.
Scatter the crumble mixture over the plums.
Sprinkle the top with demerara sugar and pop in the oven.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Just check first the crumble is cooked through and remove from the oven.
All done!! Serve with *custard, *ice-cream, clotted cream or whatever grabs you!!
Before I go, must let you know……
The dried crumble mixture (pre-cooked and without the fruit) can be frozen. Just pop it into a freezer bag, seal, label it ‘gf crumble’ and freeze. It’s really handy to have a bag of crumble on hand to throw together a pudding at a drop of a hat. It will be OK in the freezer for up to 2 months.
The fruit can be sweetened, and the crumble can be made using a sugar free alternative. Making it suitable for diabetics.
And finally, replace the butter for a dairy free spread, should you require a dairy free pud!!
*Check this product out to ensure no gluten containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ warnings. If in doubt leave it out!