Winter warmer: Cranberry and Almond Crumble

This crumble mixture works well when baked on top of apples or plums. For 4 - 6 helpings you will need 1½ lbs (750g) of fruit, and for the crumble; 6 oz (150g) wholemeal flour, 3 oz (75g) butter, 2 oz (50g) ground almonds, 2 oz (50g) brown sugar, 2 oz (50g) dried cranberries, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.

To make the crumble, place the flour, almonds, sugar and cinnamon into a basin, add the butter, cut into small chunks and rub into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then add the cranberries.

Sweeten the fruit to taste and place in a pie dish, spoon the crumble on top, and bake in a moderately hot oven until golden brown. This is good with vanilla ice-cream.