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Spiced Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler

When summer rolls around and there are what seems like endless stalls of delicious fruit and vegetables to choose from at the farmers market my thoughts turn to pies in all forms. A cobbler although not considered a pie is similar in principal. Plums are one of my favorite summer fruits and I literally am like a child in a candy store when I see all the wonderful varieties at the market. I saw these gorgeous blood plums the other day and bought a lot of them, most I eat Β a la naturale, but with the rest I make spiced plum jam and this simple cobbler. The crust was inspired by the galette dough with a little extra sugar and less liquid, making it biscuit like. I used the plums, skin and all, and gently spiced them. It’s wonderful served warm with vanilla ice cream or just a little thick heavy cream.

Crust

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbs cold unsalted butter cut into tbs size pieces
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup cold milk
Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, add the sour cream and milk and mix just until combined.
Fruit and Assembly
6 ripe plums (I used blood plums) cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1/4-1/2 Β cup brown or turbinado sugar (more or less depending on your taste and sweetness of fruit
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg (1/8 tsp)
pinch of allspice (1/8th tsp)
Β Combine plums, sugar and spices, stir.
Place spiced plums in 4 (8 oz size) individual ramekins. Spoon the dough over the plums, spread so it’s covering almost all of the fruit, sprinkle top with a little sugar (optional) and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until cobbler is golden brown and bubbly.
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  1. Plums, how I love you! This looks delicious, perfect for any time of the day. πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
  2. Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

    July 12, 2013
  3. What an excellent idea for plums, especially with the added spices – I’d forgotten about ‘cobbler’ topping – absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
    • I love cobblers, they are so wonderful, make me think of home. Thanks so much.

      July 12, 2013
  4. You are a life saver and your delectable plum cobbler is a gobbler. As in … I want to gobble it up. (I’ve been hanging out too much with a five year old I think.) There really are some really good looking plums at the market right now. Bounty of summer makes up for the heat.

    July 12, 2013
    • LOL, hanging with a 5 year old is a good thing. Gobbler, LOL!!! Thanks so much Azita. Plums are my fave, so many varieties and they are so sweet and delicious!!

      July 12, 2013
  5. I love to make cobblers and I have yet to make one using plums. We just bought a bunch of black plums and I think this is just what I’m going to do with them. Hehehe to Azita’s comment! πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
    • I so recommend plums, they make a wonderful cobbler. Thank you so much.

      July 12, 2013
  6. I love plums, and love this cobbler, Suzanne! Love the cornmeal added to the crust!! And how funny – we both have cobblers on the brain. I was working on a cherry cobbler yesterday. It’s not quite there, but getting there πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
    • We are on the same wave length, can’t wait to see your cherry cobbler, next to plums cherries are next on my list. Thank you so much Susan.

      July 12, 2013
  7. I think, I am going to move in with Azita to be close to you! πŸ˜›

    July 12, 2013
    • Oh I wish you lived close, just think of the feasts we could have. Thanks so much Fae, we would have a wonderful time!

      July 12, 2013
  8. Oh, yum! I wouldn’t mind having one right now with my evening as the house quiets down πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
  9. So tempting! I spotted some plums at Grand Army Plaza last weekend but resisted because I knew we’d be busy all week with no time to cook. Can’t wait to drown myself in stone fruit next week!

    July 12, 2013
    • I know that over the next few weeks more and more plums will show up at the market, I am going tomorrow for more. Thanks so much.

      July 12, 2013
  10. Plums are the best and your cobbler looks so delicious. I used to have a plum pie recipe that baked in a brown paper bag and was absolute heaven! I haven’t been able to find it for a long time but I may need to look again. YUM!

    July 12, 2013
    • Pie baked in a brown paper bag, I’ve never heard of such a thing. You have to post that recipe. I am intrigued! Thanks Danielle, plums are the best!!

      July 12, 2013
  11. I love cobbler toppings, I used to make one with a mix of fruits but I haven’t done so in a while. I like the idea of spiced plums it sounds nice.

    July 12, 2013
    • Yes me too, love cobbler, I was actually going to mix the fruit (love doing that) but the plums were just so good I thought I would just stick to plums and it turned out really great. Thanks so much.

      July 12, 2013
  12. I’ve just bought a punnet of Turkish plums that look dark, dark purple. Hoping to do a galette for the first time. Hadn’t really thought about using spices. Will have to have a rummage through that cupboard πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
    • Oh yay!! I really look forward to seeing your galette. I love Turkish plums. Plums and a little spice go together brilliantly, i love making spiced plum jam. thank you so much!

      July 12, 2013
  13. bec {daisy and the fox} #

    oooo yum!! this looks so delicious! πŸ™‚
    and that crust sounds like perfection πŸ™‚

    July 12, 2013
  14. This looks deliciously summery, Suzanne! Yum! πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2013
  15. Thanks Stefano, I think I would like this with a sparkling wine!

    July 13, 2013
  16. Plums are one of my favorites- and these are just beautiful!!

    July 13, 2013
  17. Never thought of combining spices with plums. Such a great idea! After all a small detail or addition can really make a big difference. It looks delicious, Suzanne! πŸ™‚

    July 13, 2013
    • Thank you Francesca, plums and spices are fantastic together. Adds a whole new depth of flavor that is really delicious.

      July 13, 2013
  18. Love the crust– cornmeal to make it homey and sour cream for tenderness. Oh yumm.

    July 13, 2013
    • Exactly, the crust is so tender and delicious. Thanks so much Rhonda!

      July 13, 2013
  19. Tasty looking individual cobblers!

    July 13, 2013
  20. Just beautiful Suzanne. They look delectable and fresh and with a beautiful crunchy exterior. I swear I can almost taste it right now! I really love your photo too…it’s bright and beautiful.

    July 13, 2013
    • Thank you Brandi, the plums were so juicy and sweet. I was so pleased with how they turned out.

      July 14, 2013
  21. Wow! This looks so good! I love plums!

    July 14, 2013
  22. I’ve never tried cobblers- only crumbles. And only apple crumble. Should give this a shot.

    July 14, 2013
    • I think you will like it if you try, cobblers are wonderful, a bit heavier than a crumble but in a very good way. Thank you so much.

      July 14, 2013
  23. Wow, the color of those plums is beautiful! I’m not normally much of a plum person, but it’s not because I don’t like them. I just never think to buy them for some reason. Will have to keep my eye out for some at the farmer’s market so I can start to change that fact πŸ™‚

    July 15, 2013
    • The color is so beautiful a deep red, I really love plums and am so happy to see them at the market. Thanks so much.

      July 15, 2013
  24. Liz #

    oh, that looks crazy-good fantastic! Great ode to summer fruit πŸ™‚

    July 15, 2013
    • Thanks so much Liz, summer fruit is the best and there are so many wonderful ways to use it besides eating it straight up!!

      July 15, 2013
  25. Great idea for plums! I love how creative you are in the kitchen. I’d like to be a little more creative like you! I also wished we lived closer together πŸ™‚

    July 15, 2013
    • You are VERY creative Suzie, I love your recipes. Thank you so much and I would really love to live close to you!! What fun we would have.

      July 15, 2013
  26. Oh plums and peaches are my favorite fruits. This sounds so delicious!

    July 15, 2013
    • Thanks so much Victoria, it’s a toss up which one I like better in a pie or cobbler. They are both so good.

      July 15, 2013
  27. love that you made individual cobblers – they look beautiful!

    July 16, 2013
    • Thanks, love doing individual cobblers you can easily make one larger one but serving those ramekins filled with cobbler is so nice.

      July 16, 2013
  28. Suzanne, I cannot wait to make and devour these!! Delish!

    July 16, 2013
    • Thanks Em, I would mix the plums with some of your wonderful plum jam and less or no added sugar. That would be delicious!!

      July 16, 2013
  29. I can’t get enough of summer fruit desserts, Suzanne, and your plum cobbler looks scrumptious! Little bowls of comfort.

    July 17, 2013
    • I love fruit desserts and have to take advantage of the great summer fruit. Thanks so much Hannah!

      July 17, 2013
  30. What a great idea! I have never tried using plums in a cobbler or a crisp before – looks delicious! Thank you for the inspiration Suzanne! xoxo

    July 21, 2013
  31. OOooh gotta save this recipe for when I visit my parent’s next as he has a plum tree to be harvested! πŸ™‚

    July 22, 2013
    • Wish I had a plum tree, jealous!!! Thanks it’s a really delicious cobbler, hope you like if you do make it.

      July 22, 2013
  32. Too adorable! I was just about to make a cobbler, and now I’m reconsidering what size of dish to bake it in…

    July 29, 2013
    • Thank you, I love making individual cobblers, it’s easier, less dishes too, LOL!

      July 30, 2013
  33. Now that’s what I’m talking about. Nicely done! Love anything plum. Yum!

    July 31, 2013
  34. Mmmm, cobbler topping, I just love it! Lovely and biscuity with oozy sweet spicy plums – literally a match made in heaven! I could eat a BIG portion right now! Thanks for this lovely entry into Four Seasons Food! x

    September 9, 2013
    • Thank you so much, I love this cobbler, it translates into any season really but late summer plums and apples and pears are delicious.

      September 9, 2013
  35. Looks delicious – I’ll need to get hold of some more plums now so I can try your recipe…

    September 9, 2013
    • Thank you, they are really good. I’m partial to plums Hope you like if you give it a try.

      September 9, 2013
  36. I love the cornmeal and sour cream in the crust… so moist and tasty πŸ™‚ Individual desserts are so charming too! Looks GREAT! πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2014
    • Thank you, the cornmeal really gives the crust a rustic quality and the sour cream makes it very tender and slightly tangy, It’s a great combination. Thanks again.

      May 3, 2014
  37. Delicious, spiced plums!! I think I saw some late season plums in the grocers, if so, I’ll make these cobblers this weekend. It’s getting chilly in our part of the world, perfect weather for some slices an be baking. Thanks for bringing this wonderful dish to Fiesta Friday! πŸ˜€

    May 3, 2014
    • Whoops, that should be spices and baking…!

      May 3, 2014
    • We have a few months to go before we get plums can’t wait. Hope you enjoy if you make it and thank you.

      May 3, 2014
  38. I love cobblers, and cannot wait for plums to be in season soon so I can make this. I just made a berry crisp tonight and we had an extended conversation about making cobbler soon. It was fate that brought me to your blog and this recipe. That, and Fiesta Friday! Thank you for the recipe and have a great week!

    May 4, 2014
    • Oh me too, thank you so much. Can’t wait for the summer fruits, this cobbler is one of my favorite recipes. Plums are an all time favorite and I hope if you make this that you enjoy. Thank you again.

      May 4, 2014
  39. You’re lucky finding plums already. There’s not even a sniff of them over here. In fact, there aren’t even signs of a glut of strawberries this year. The weather really has been that strange. I do feel for the horticulturists in this county where I live as there are loads of orchards here. Anyway, a cobbler is something I’ve never had. Even though it’s very typically olde English. And I even have recipes for them. Now I know what to cook when I can get me some decent locally produced fruit!

    May 5, 2014
    • Oh no it was a cobbler I made last year. We have not seen a berry yet here. It’s been really cold. Can’t wait til they are at the market I will make this again it’s really good. Thanks.

      May 5, 2014
      • Hah! Too funny. I didn’t notice the date. And I’ve just spotted my gravatar as I scrolled down the page this time. I’m still doing my rounds at F&F, so I’m getting to those of you that turned up later on, so to speak.
        Talking of plums, they’re still selling them at my local store. How long have they been in storage for?!

        May 5, 2014
  40. Just yummy! Delightful recipe, beautiful photos… now where’s my share??

    May 5, 2014
    • Thank you, can’t wait for plums to come in season, you have an open invitation to stop by for some cobbler.

      May 5, 2014
  41. Thank you so much!

    July 14, 2013
  42. Thank you again!

    August 3, 2013
  43. Can I come, sounds delish!!

    September 1, 2013

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