Plum Cobbler Recipe

Plump, juicy and sweet: we’re celebrating this fall fruit with an easy-to-make plum cobbler. It’s the perfect dessert for casual gatherings as it comes together quickly and can be made ahead of time. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and prepare for plum perfection!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4-6


For The Fruit:
6 cups sliced plums (from about 4 pounds whole plums)
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch ground nutmeg

For The Topping:
1½ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, divided
¾ cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing

Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F and butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Make the filling. Add plums, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg to a large bowl and stir to combine. Scrape fruit into prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • For the cobbler topping, add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Cube 1 1/2 sticks of butter and melt remaining half stick.
  • Add the cubed butter to the flour mixture and using your hands, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add melted butter and heavy cream and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Dollop the dough by the spoonful onto the prepared plum filling. There will be some gaps on the surface.
  • Brush the top of the dough with cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake until plums are bubbling and topping is golden brown (about 40 minutes).
  • Let cool, then serve with vanilla ice cream.