Cherry Plum Cobbler

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 9 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 45 mins

Two red fruits, perfect together, topped with biscuits.

cherry plum cobbler
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

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


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



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