This is a really sticky, yummy afternoon treat and a perfect way to use up any late plums and seasonal pears.
I recently lost my beloved Nannie. She loved baking and was a legend in the kitchen! We harvested the last plums from her plum tree last week and I made a final batch of jam. I had a few plums left over, and some pears from a lovely friend, so decided to put all three together and create something Nannie would have approved of! This slice isn’t elegant, and it isn’t pretty, but it’s damn tasty!
I used half spoon sugar and a light spread to save some calories but you can use normal sugar and any spread / butter you like. It serves around 12 and is only around 204 cals per slice!
You will need:
160g Plain flour
64g Ground almonds
50g sugar (I used half spoon)
170g Dairy free spread
1 large egg
2 tbsp water
1.5 tsp Baking powder
Approx 200g Plum jam
1 – 2 pears (I used a conference pears)
Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a small baking tin (mine was approx 7 x 10 inches).
Add the flour, almonds, sugar and baking powder to a large bowl.
Mix well and add the spread. You can either use a processor or a fork to mix it in until it resembles bread crumbs. I used a fork so it’s quite lumpy breadcrumbs but that doesn’t matter!
Add the egg and water and mix well. It will form a sticky dough.
Spread it in the baking tin.
Spread the jam over the top – be generous with the jam!
Slice the pears and plums and lay them on the jam.
Pop in the oven and cook for at least 25 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow to cool a bit before you slice.
Enjoy! 🙂 Xx