One of the best parts of living in a small, rural community is how frequently fresh produce shows up on our doorstep. Hokkaido pumpkins, eight ball zucchini and spicy peppers are just some of what’s been waiting for us recently. This week it was plums from my mother in law’s trees and raspberries from her sister. We have a toddler so the berries were spoken for, so that left the plums. Clearly the thing to do with this unexpected boon was to make Spiced Plum Cobbler.
This recipe is similar to the one I shared in my “Cottagecore and Cobbler” post, but with a few key differences. Both recipes are easy and can accommodate almost any fruit you have on hand. That being said, plums are an underrated late summer/fall fruit. They have a warmth that is perfectly complemented by cinnamon and vanilla. Maybe this only matters to me, but their jewel tones also offer a feast for the eyes! If I’ve sold you on this stone fruit, give this spiced plum cobbler a shot!
Spiced Plum Cobbler
- 20ish European plums, quartered
- 4 TBSP butter, melted
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 TSP vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 TSP baking powder
- 1 cup whole milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
- Combine dry ingredients in the bowl of a mixer.
- Pour the milk over the dry ingredients and mix well until a smooth batter forms.
- Toss plums in butter, cinnamon and vanilla, then spread evenly in the bottom of a 9×13 glass pan (note: I am unsure of the dimensions of the round Le Creuset I used in these pictures).
- Pour batter over the fruit.
- Place pan in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the top of the cobbler is cakey and golden brown.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream!
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