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Plum, orange & almond cobbler

Plum, orange & almond cobbler

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This comfortingly cakey cobbler makes a warming end to any meal

low insalt0.94g


  • 1 ½kg ripe plum (about 14) stoned and halved
  • 100g golden caster sugar , plus extra
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cinnamon stick , snapped in half
  • zest and juice 2 oranges

For the topping

  • 50g ground almonds
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g cold butter , cut into cubes
  • 4 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 150g pot natural full-fat yogurt
  • 4 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • handful flaked almonds


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009


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