Plum and Pear Cobbler

Plum Cobbler
Plum Cobbler. Howard Shooter/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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This tasty cobbler is made with thinly sliced plums, sliced pears, cinnamon, sugar, and a soft sweet dough topping.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups plums (pitted and thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups pears (sliced peeled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)

How to Make It

Combine sliced plums, pears, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Toss together and let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Combine flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. In a cup, whisk together 1/4 cup of milk and the egg. Blend milk mixture into dry mixture until moistened, adding more milk if a softer consistency is desired.

The stiffer dough can be dropped on the fruit and will hold its shape, but you might prefer a softer and more spreadable dough.

Pour fruit mixture into an 11x7 or 9-inch square baking dish. Spoon batter over fruit and spread out, if desired.

Bake in preheated 325° oven for about 40 to 50 minutes, or until fruit is tender and topping is browned.