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Plum Good Cobbler

Plum Good CobblerThis prune plum cobbler is just plum good—even more so when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup granulated sugar - divided use
4 cups pitted and sliced Washington prune plums
1 cup all-purpose flour - divided use
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup lowfat milk
1 to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Mix remaining granulated sugar; plums, 2 tablespoons flour, and spices; place in an 8-inch cake pan.
  2. Combine and mix remaining flour, reserved 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter and cut into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add milk to flour mixture and stir until moistened.
  3. Spoon 8 mounds of dough on top of plum mixture. Sprinkle brown sugar over dough.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) 25 to 30 minutes or until plum mixture bubbles and thickens and topping browns.

Makes 8 servings.

Quick Version: Dough may be prepared according to package directions using buttermilk baking mix. Or, prepared biscuit dough may be substituted.

Serving Suggestion: Excellent with ice cream, whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 178 Calories, 0.4 g protein, 33.4 g carbohydrate, 5.7 g fat (26% Cal. from fat), 1.0 mg cholesterol, 1.9 g dietary fiber, 258 mg sodium.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Washington State Fruit Commission.