Butter a baking dish and lay in the fruit halves, skin-side down. Dot with the butter and sprinkle with the sugar. Add 2 tablespoons water to the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil and bake until the fruit is soft, about 10 minutes. Uncover and finish baking for 10 minutes, until the fruit is slumping. Serve with almonds sprinkled on top.
Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder