Sometimes the fruit that you carefully select from the supermarket as the prettiest specimin with the least bruises turn out to be kind of blah tasting. That’s what happened to the last batch of plums and pears I bought. I haven’t quite figured out when things are in season, so sometime the fruit that strikes my fancy isn’t quite the best choice.
So what’s a girl to do? Bake cobbler!
I’m not sure if the texture of this turned out like a traditional cobbler is supposed to be, but it sure was tasty. Especially with a big scoop of creamy, rich, vanilla ice cream.
A big thank you to the boyfriend for google-ing this recipe for me. I adjusted it to the amount of fruit I had available.
Pear and Plum Cobbler
1 plum (thinly sliced)
2 pears (thinly sliced)
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1. Combine sliced fruit, 3/4 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a 9×9″ square pan until fruit is well coated. Let rest for ~30 minutes.
2. Stir together flour, baking powder, and brown sugar.
3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a coarse sand.
4. Mix in flour and egg until well combined.
5. Spread batter over fruit.
6. Bake in a preheated 325F oven for 45 minutes.