Plum, orange & almond cobbler

Plum, orange & almond cobbler

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 6
This comfortingly cakey cobbler makes a warming end to any meal

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal459
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs73g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre5g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.94g
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  • 1½ kg ripe plum (about 14) stoned and halved



    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • 100g golden caster sugar, plus extra
  • 1 tbsp plain flour



    Flour is usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As the main…

  • 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half
  • zest and juice 2 oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

For the topping

  • 50g ground almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 85g cold butter, cut into cubes



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 150g pot natural full-fat yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 4 tbsp full-fat milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • handful flaked almonds


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix plums, sugar, 1 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a large baking dish. Splash over the orange juice, cover with foil, then bake for 30 mins until the fruit has softened.

  2. Mix the ground almonds, zest and flour with the salt and baking powder in a food processor, then whizz in the butter until it disappears. Pulse in the sugar, tip into a large bowl, then make a well in the middle. Warm the yogurt, milk and vanilla together in the microwave for 1 min or in a pan; it should be hot and may well go a bit lumpy-looking. Tip into the bowl and quickly work into the flour mix using a cutlery knife. As soon as it's all in, stop. The mix should be stiffish but spoonable.

  3. Take the plums from the oven, uncover, then top with 6 big spoonfuls of batter. Scatter with flaked almonds and a little sugar. Bake for 30-35 mins until topping is golden and the fruit bubbles underneath. Scatter with more caster sugar to serve.

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4th Aug, 2016
Made a variation on this last night with some old nectarines and raspberries as well as the plums. Neither my husband nor I had even tried cobbler before, never mind made one but we both thought it was great. While cooking I thought maybe it was a bit too much sugar but it ended up with just the right amount to offset the tartness of the fruit while still being able to taste it. Didn't have any plain yoghurt so used peaches & cream one, which added an extra taste to the cobbler mix. Considering that I don't even like the fruit very much and I was forcing myself to try this so we didn't waste things the fact that I liked it at all was impressive but I loved it. Definitely adding to the regular puddings list!
6th Oct, 2013
Used the cobbler topping on the spiced plum & blackcurrant recipe base. It was super easy, quick and absolutely blooming gorgeous. Went down well at family dinner. This topping trumped my previous cobbler recipe to become my absolute fave, will use on many fruity bases throughout winter.
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22nd Sep, 2011
absolutely delicious I made this for a family party and it was fantastic hit with all
27th Mar, 2011
easy and delicious. as it says the yogurt mix will be lumpy, but it doesn't matter. will be making again.
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9th Mar, 2011
I made this a few weeks ago & its was lovely!! My son loved the scone topping, but didn't like the plums so much, I think the weren't ripe enough. I have plums now & there very ripe so I'll try it again. It definitely 5 stars...& Im NOT a pudding person.
3rd Oct, 2010
I made this for the first time and within 30 mins of it coming out of the oven my 3 children had eaten every bit and were asking me to make another one!!!
4th Nov, 2009
This is wonderful - juicy fruit topped by light, fluffy pastry. Since there is only the two of us, I judge hot desserts by how well they reheat and this dessert passes with flying colours. I look forward to next summer when plums are in season again, just so that I can make this dessert!
28th Sep, 2009
This was a lovely comforting pud. After roasting the plums, I drained some of the liquid away as there seemed to be far too much. I used v low fat yoghurt and semi-skimmed milk and it turned out fine. Will definitely make again.


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