You are here: Home » Recipes » Cherry Plum Cobbler Cherry Plum Cobbler Kitchen Tested Yield 9 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 45 mins Two red fruits, perfect together, topped with biscuits. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Fresh cherries and plums make a surprisingly delicious combo in this comforting dessert. Ingredients Biscuits:1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup vegetable shortening1/3 cup buttermilkFruit Filling:4 cups pitted cherries (about 1 1/3 pounds)3 cups sliced plums, unpeeled (about 1 1/4 pounds)3/4 cup sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 cup orange juice Instructions 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. Preheat oven to 375F. 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. 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.