Saturday, July 23, 2011

Recipe: Plum Cobbler

We were blessed with a batch of fresh plums this week. I saved a few to eat fresh, but turned most of them into plum cobblers. I made four of to eat and three to give away.


3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
4 cups sliced plums (about 14 large)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons shortening (I use olive oil)
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, the cornstarch and the cinnamon in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in plums and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole; keep plum mixture hot in oven.

Cut shortening (or oil) into flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, the baking powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot plum mixture.

Bake until topping is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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