Plum Bumble Recipe

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"Since this recipe was published in our local paper in 1976, I've served it numerous times to family and friends," recalls Arlis Enburg, Rock Island, Illinois. "Similar to a cobbler, it is always a favorite at gatherings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup plus 5 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups sliced fresh plums (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tube (7-1/2 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, separated and quartered

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, plums and pineapple. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish; dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Place biscuit pieces over hot plum mixture; brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Plum Bumble in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p17

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jthibeau User ID: 1594379 100483
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"this is easy to make and absolutely delicious. The plums are sweet and tart at the same time and the biscuits with cinnamon and sugar is the perfect topping."

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