Winter-Spiced Plum Cobbler Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Winter-Spiced Plum Cobbler Recipe: Through the use of canned fruit and warming spices, this recipe turns summertime cobblers into a winter affair perfect for holiday dinners and parties.

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For the filling

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans purple plums, drained and pits removed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the topping

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ tablespoon raw sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently mix together the plums, brown sugar, corn starch, ginger, allspice, and salt.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a 9- or 10-inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  4. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.
  5. Add the cold butter to the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  6. Add the milk to the food processor and pulse until just combined.
  7. Use a spoon or a cookie scoop to drop dough on top of the plum mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the raw sugar over the dough.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 35–40 minutes, until the top is golden and the filling is bubbly.
  10. Serve warm, topped with ice cream, if desired.


  • Calories per Serving 336
  • Total Fat 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.5 g
  • Trans Fat 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol 32.0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 54.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
  • Total Sugars 34.6 g
  • Sodium 290.1 mg
  • Protein 3.4 g
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