Cherry Plum Cobbler

cherry plum cobbler
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins

Fresh cherries and plums make a surprisingly delicious combo in this comforting dessert.


1 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1/4cup sugar
2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4cup vegetable shortening
1/3cup buttermilk
Fruit Filling:
4cups pitted cherries (about 1 1/3 pounds)
3cups sliced plums, unpeeled (about 1 1/4 pounds)
3/4cup sugar
1tablespoon cornstarch
1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4cup orange juice


  1. To prepare the biscuits, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; stir just until moist.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. To prepare the fruit filling, combine cherries, plums, sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and orange juice. Mix gently. Spoon into a 9-inch square or 1 1⁄2-quart baking dish.
  4. Drop biscuit dough over filling to form 9 mounds. Bake 45 minutes or until biscuits are golden and filling is bubbly.

Recipe by Jean Kressy.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 280
  • Glycemic Load 17.73
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Potassium 290mg
  • Carbohydrate 55g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 38g
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 8%