The other day I saw organic European plums at the market and just had to get some. Actually, I got a lot, and they ripened faster than I thought they would. So I had to find a way to use them quickly.
Since I'm not much of a baker, I was looking for an easy recipe and thought of a cobbler. I looked through quite a few recipes but all of them used lots of sugar and butter. So I decided to experiment a bit and came up with my own recipe.
I started by cutting about 3 cups of plums in quarters and drizzled them with lemon juice.
Then I mixed a tablespoon of sugar with a teaspoon of cinnamon and put the mixture onto the plums.
Next I made the topping by mixing together the following:
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of butter (set aside 1 tablespoon to melt and drizzle over the top later)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
I baked the cobbler at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then I melted the tablespoon of butter I had set aside and poured it over the cobbler. I baked it for another 10 minutes. Here is the finished cobbler.
It was delicious. The fruit was nice and juicy and so flavorful. I think the "secret" was that the plums were the perfect ripeness.
Question: What's your favorite fruity dessert?