Maple, Plum and Almond Traybake

Baking / Desserts

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12 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup maple sugar
  • 3 cups ground almonds, for dough
  • ¼ cup ground almonds, for filling mix
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp plain flour, for dough
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, for filling mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 plums, stoned, halved and cut into thin slices (about 6 per plum)
  • 3 tsp pure maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate taste)
  • ½ cup flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas mark 4 and line a rectangular baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, maple sugar and ground almonds until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Divide the mixture and place half into another clean bowl.
  4. Add the flour to one of the bowls and bring the mixture together using your hands to form a dough ball.
  5. Tip the mixture onto the lined baking tray and gently flatten down all over.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden in colour, remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  7. Prepare the filling by adding the eggs, flour, ground almonds, cinnamon and baking powder to the remaining mix and stir together.
  8. Transfer mixture to the cooled almond base and spread evenly. Top neatly with plum slices.
  9. Bake for another 15–20 minutes, remove from oven and cover with maple syrup.
  10. Scatter the flaked almonds and bake for a final 5 minutes or until browned. Take care not to burn the almond flakes.

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