Plum and Pear Cobbler

Plum Cobbler
Plum Cobbler. Howard Shooter/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

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.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
501 Calories
20g Fat
74g Carbs
9g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)