Cobbler is a great no fuss, rustic dessert that’s sure to please for a weeknight dessert or weekend entertaining. Add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream to take this simple dessert over the top!
I’m one of those people who cannot shop from a grocery list. I make them (I even put little stars next to the items I have coupons for, my way of congratulating myself on being somewhat thrifty), but I rarely stick to them. I either find something on sale that’s too good to pass up, or something delicious catches my eye and before I know it, I’ve put it in my basket.
Such is the case with a beautiful flat of plums I purchased at Costco over the weekend. They looked so plump and shiny, the perfect accompaniment to the salami and cheddar sandwich I was planning for lunch that day, so into the basket they went. Did it matter that I had no idea what I was going to do with 4 lbs. of plums? Nope, not one bit.
Imagine my disappointment when I bit into a juicy plum only to discover it tasted like water….now what?
The great thing about cobblers and crisps is they are a wonderful vehicle for unwanted fruit. Even though these plums weren’t great for snacking, I transformed them into something delicious by baking them up with some yummy blackberries and a golden biscuit topping. Suddenly, I had a dessert my family was ‘ohhhing’ and ‘ahhhing’ over.
You could easily mix this recipe up by adding any kind of frozen or fresh berries to the plums, however, there is no good substitute for vanilla ice cream. Except for homemade whipped cream. Please don’t serve it with Cool Whip for crying out loud!!!! JK. Kind of. Enjoy! 🙂
- 6 plums, sliced (About 2 1/2 cups)
- 1 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 cup all purpose flour (or 1/2 cup all purpose and 1/2 cup white whole wheat)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- 1/4 cup milk (I use 2% milk)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- sparkling sugar (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl mix together the plums, blackberries, sugar (reserve 2 TBSP for biscuit topping), cornstarch and cinnamon. Transfer to a square baking dish and set aside.
- Using a food processor, pulse the flour, baking powder, salt, 2 TBSP sugar and chilled butter until the butter is the size of small peas.
- Add the milk and egg, then pulse until the mixture comes together into a rough dough.
- Using your fingers or a spoon, dollop the biscuit dough on top of the plum mixture.
- Sprinkle with sparkling sugar (optional).
- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the top is browned and the fruit is bubbling.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.