Cinnamon Plum Cobbler
This is one of the best desserts I make during plum season. It comes together quickly and is ready in under an hour. The juicy plum layer bubbles up during baking creating a fantastic syrup! Serve it on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it's a total crowd-pleaser. I love it with a cinnamon dough but you can use just about any pie crust you want.By now you might have noticed I love fruit desserts, and cobblers are one of the easiest ones to put together. Especially if the top is pie crust!
Though I love a good old-fashioned cobbler with biscuit topping, there is a moment when my freezer is filled with bits and scraps of homemade pie crust. It's during those times when desserts such as this plum cobbler make an appearance.
What type of pie crust can you use? Any type! Homemade or store-bought. As long as you like it with plums, it's good to go.
For the crust:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped, optional
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
For the filling:
- 2 pounds of fresh plums, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
- 3 tablespoons sugar (use white or light brown sugar and add up to 2 tablespoons more if the plums are too acid or you like very sweet desserts)
- 1 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ¼ cup orange juice (about 1 orange)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon: optional for extra flavor. And if using a plain pie dough, add it to the filling.