Sunday, July 25, 2010

Plum Cobbler

My past Wordless Wednesday was a photo of the plums that were ripening on my trees. The plums are not your grocery store variety. They are small, sweet and perfect for canning or baking. Since I do not know how to can fruits or vegetables properly, I tend to use freezing as my way to preserve my bounty or like this recipe below, ask my husband if he can bake a cobbler. If you have not realized by reading my posts, that it is my husband who is the baker in our family.

This plum cobbler was served up with ice cream at our Sunday Supper gathering. This is a summer delight, and serves a crowd.


Plum Cobbler
Serves 12
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

Ingredients:
5 pounds plums, peeled, pitted, and quartered (note: we did not peel our plums)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1-1/2 cups, plus 1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
Cooking spray
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
6 ounces chilled 1/3 less-fat cream cheese, cut into pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2.  Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl.  Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1-1/2 tablespoons flour; toss.  Arrange mixture in a 13x9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3.   Lightly spoon 1-1/2 cups of flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour, remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and baking powder in a food processor; pulse 3 times.  Add butter, rind, and cheese; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Add buttermilk; pulse until blended.

4.  Drop dough by spoonfuls over plum mixture; sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees F. for 55 minutes or until golden.

Enjoy!



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58 comments:

Ann said...

ooo this looks very very satisfying. i can see myself eating it with a nice dollop of thick cream!

thanks for sharing

Sage said...

You are so lukcy having a plum tree in your yard. This recipe sounds amazing; can almost taste it.
Rita

Joy said...

Mouthwatering! I am longing for plums now!

My Little Space said...

Fresh plums for cobbler! Sounds fantastic. Isn't it great to have a plum tree! Hope you're enjoying your day, Velva.
Blessings, Kristy

Sandi said...

ohhhh that looks great Velva.....what is turbinado sugar

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Gorgeous! I have made a plum clafoutis which is sublime. I used to be a cake baking fanatic, but I am now quite happy to whip up crisps, cobblers and buckles in the summer months when the fruit is so extraordinary.

TKW said...

I love plums--they are so delicious in the summer. Your cobbler looks beautiful!

From the Kitchen said...

I love plum cobbler so I'm giving this recipe to my husband. He, too, is the better baker in the family. I think it is his scientific preciseness that gives him an edge over me--and that's a good thing!

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

Very nice...my favorite way to eat plums. I love the addition of all that ginger. That has to put it over the top!!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Looks great, Velva. My other half also seems to be the baker at our house. You're so lucky to have lovely fruit trees!

Angie's Recipes said...

Velva, I love this cobbler...so fresh and delicious-looking! Great job!

Kim said...

Velva- The cobbler looks wonderful and I love the addition of the buttermilk and cream cheese in the cobbler dough. I bet the dough is tender and delicious.
We had a plum tree growing up and my parents used to make plum wine. It was some potent stuff!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your own fresh plums? I'm jealous! Your husband's cobbler looks perfect- I love the idea of the fresh ginger in there.

Cathy said...

My mother used to make plum cobbler and kuchen when I was a child and to this day they are two of my favorite desserts. I'm looking forward to trying your version, Velva. It looks delicious.

Christy said...

this looks amazing...i would really love to raid your fridge!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

This is beautiful! I haven't made nearly enough baked desserts with the beautiful summer fruits but you have definitely inspired me to fix that, pronto! :)

Mary said...

This is such a wonderful dessert for this time of year. The plums are delicious now and your cobbler is a perfect way in which to use them. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Hungry Dog said...

I've been thinking about making a cobbler, perfect timing! Although I have blackberries and apricots instead of plums. But that wouldn't be so bad, would it?

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cobblers are the most comforting of all desserts... =) This one looks particularly yummy.... And, the mojito... now we're talkin'!

Michelle J said...

This looks like a perfect summertime dessert! The plums aren't quite ready in our area, but I'll bet that this would great for my blueberry bounty. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks fantastic! The prettiest crumb cake my G-Mom-B made was with plums, I'll never forget the rich reddish color-just beautiful!

Dishesdone said...

That looks outstanding! How lucky to be able to get the plums right from the trees!

Ana Powell said...

Absolutely outstanding and so delicious.
With homegrown plums even better ♥

Chris said...

This looks plum delicious! (what, someone had to say it)

I like that you use turbinado sugar in this. I swear it makes a difference at high temps.

Nirmala said...

I love plums. I made a quick pie with filo to use our ripe plums.

Andy said...

Velva, this sounds yummy. I thought about your plum predicament this morning and decided to make peach/plum/strawberry juice for breakfast. Yum.

Your hubby's recipe sounds similar to a kuchen one where you also create a sour cream and cream cheese mix to plop amidst the dough...

Andy

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow love a good cobbler with custard yum

Mags said...

I'm canning impaired also. If I can't freeze it, it doesn't get preserved.

This cobbler looks fantastic!

Raina said...

I wish my husband could bake like that or bake at all for that matter:) This looks so delicious...yum! I was wondering what the fruit was in your post; thought plums but was not sure.

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

lucky you to have a plum tree right in your backyard and to have your husband bake for you! This cobbler is good but yeah topping it with ice cream doubles the YUM!

3 hungry tummies said...

Temptation! temptation! temptation!

Sook said...

I've been eating plums everyday! This looks delicious. I need to make it.

Barbara said...

I was looking at plums yesterday and thinking I hadn't made a thing with them yet. Now you have given me the perfect recipe. I do love cobblers, bettys, grunts, anything along that line.
The color of your cobbler is divine...that deep purple. The recipe looks marvelous, Velva, I'll make it this week!

Laura in Paris said...

Your plum cobbler looks deliciously homemade!

Norma said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. love this cobbler and your blog!

Norma

http://platanosmangoesandme.blogspot.com

Eliana said...

This looks amazing. A giant scoop of vanilla ice cream is all that is missing here.

Juliana said...

Wow, this cobbler looks fabulous...would love to have it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :-)

Chef E said...

Looks PLUM good is what it does...

Monet said...

I love plums and I would so enjoy a bowl of the warm cobbler with some vanilla ice cream on top

The Japanese Redneck said...

I love the color of the plums. Great to have a hubby that can cook, I know mine does and I luv it.

Faith said...

This is such a beautiful summer treat! Plums are a favorite in my house so this would be a huge success!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore wild plums! This looks like a great way to prepare these plump ripe stone fruits.

Paula said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy!! This looks delicious!!

smalltownoven said...

Beautiful cobbler! What's your take on leaving the plum skins on? Did they offer a bit of tartness that was enjoyable and almost necessary or no?

Joanne said...

Cobblers, crisps, and pies are really the best way to enjoy summer's bounty. This looks just wonderful. I wish I had a plum tree to pick from!

tasteofbeirut said...

I love plums and can and do eat them by the bushel! Love that cobbler with the fruit caramelizing and squinting out of it.

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

Looks wonderful. I have two ancient plum trees that usually produce about 10 plums between them...but that's better than none!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

I am a plum fan. Love the cobbler recipe. Bravo!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Yummy Velva and thank God for your husband being able to bake, see tasks are evenly split!

Karen said...

That's the kind of hubby to have! Looks delish!

Susan Fields said...

I was glad to read you didn't peel your plums - I can't imagine peeling 5 pounds of plums! This looks delicious! :)

sangeeta said...

gorgeous looking cobbler .....i want all of it for myself.

the peaches are so fresh n beautiful .... i missed so many great posts of yours...

Simply Life said...

oh my! that looks amaaaazing!

Claudia said...

Bookmarked. I may not have a plum tree but I know I want this and the plums are especially delicious this year. Gorgeous!

Sophie said...

WAW!! What a stunning & inviting picture,...drool,..drool,..drool!!!

kisses from Brussels!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've made a lot of cobblers but never one with plums! I know it would be delicious and probably different depending on the plums! Thank you! ♥

Federica said...

wow che delizia!!complimenti!!!ciao!

Kevin said...

That plum cobbler looks so good! I am looking forward to the plums.

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