Plum Cobbler Recipe

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My family loves Italian purple plums so I love to find recipes that feature plums. This recipe has become a favorite dessert.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Recommended: Summer Fruit Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups chopped fresh plums (about 2 pounds)
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine plums and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Combine 2 teaspoons flour, pepper, nutmeg and cloves; sprinkle over plums and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased shallow 1-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oats with remaining brown sugar and flour. Stir in butter and orange peel until crumbly. Sprinkle over plum mixture.
  3. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown and plums are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Plum Crisp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p212

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GwenandDirk User ID: 6137089 172715
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Made this last night for dinner. It was nice. The low amount of sugar made for a bit of a tart fruit blend but was enjoyable. The topping is not too thick and crisps up very well. I served it with sweet cream. It is a good low-cal recipe."

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