Serves 6

  • 75g (3oz) butter 
  • 150g (6oz) plain flour 
  • 50g (2oz) sugar 
  • 25g (1oz) porridge oats 
  • 50g (2oz) chopped, toasted hazelnuts 
  • 900g (2lb) plums, halved and stoned 
  • 30-60ml (2-4tbsp) honey 
  • Rind of an orange


Pre-heat oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6 

Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, porridge oats and hazelnuts. 

Place plums in a pan with 150ml (¼pt) water, honey and orange rind. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered, then transfer to an ovenproof dish and top with crumble mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden.