Plum Cobbler for Two

Background and History:

Plum Cobbler is a sweet and comforting dessert with a rich history in American cuisine. This dish features ripe plums nestled under a warm, biscuit-like topping, offering a delightful contrast of textures and flavors. Cobbler recipes have been passed down through generations, with variations using a wide range of fruits, including plums.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe plums, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (for the topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for serving (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced plums with 2 tablespoons of sugar and ground cinnamon. Toss to coat the plums evenly and set them aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the cold, diced butter to the dry mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Pour in the milk and stir until the mixture comes together as a dough.
  • Divide the sugared plums between two oven-safe ramekins or small baking dishes.
  • Spoon the biscuit dough on top of the plums, dividing it evenly between the two dishes.
  • Place the ramekins in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the cobbler topping is golden brown and the plums are bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve your Plum Cobbler warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without ice cream or whipped cream)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 36g

Notes:

  • You can use other fruits like peaches or cherries for a twist on this classic dessert.
  • Adjust the sugar quantity to your desired level of sweetness.
  • Plum Cobbler is best enjoyed warm from the oven.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially dairy or fruit. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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