Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

When it is so cold I really enjoy a hot dessert to warm me up. Of course the traditional British dessert has to be a crumble, and I really enjoy apple crumble. But if you want to make the most of the seasonal fruit it is nice to try something a bit different.

I had a couple of punnet of plums to ripen at home, they are cheap and last quite a while, and their sweet mellow flavour is great. Add to that a bag of red or blood oranges which are also in season right now, and a plum and blood orange cobbler was the result.

Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

Blood oranges are such a vivid colour, their blood red juice and flesh works so well in a whole host of recipes. I’m pinning loads of blood orange recipes on Pinterest right now as a lot of food bloggers are enjoying them too.

Plum fillings in cobblers or crumbles often have orange juice and cinnamon to enhance the flavour of the fruit, so I thought I would try incorporating blood orange into a plum cobbler with a scone topping and see how it would turn out.

Happily it turned out to be a tasty combination and this dessert was delicious with double cream on the side.

Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

Even the fruit filling on its own had such a warming flavour from the added spice. Perfect to warm you up on a chilly day when the temperature has not hit double figures.

I reduced the sugar in the fruit so the orange adds a nice tang in contrast to the sweetness of the plums, delicious! The sumptuous colours of the fruit are just so pretty too.

 

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Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

Plum and Blood Orange Cobbler

A spiced plum and blood orange filling is topped with a cobbler topping and blood orange slices for a warming fall and winter dessert.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 31 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 238kcal
Author: bakingqueen74

Ingredients

  • 420 g plums stones removed and sliced I used African Rose plums
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 30 g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the cobbler topping:

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 30 g unsalted butter in cubes
  • 30 g light muscovado sugar
  • 100 ml semi-skimmed milk

Instructions

  • Slice the plums, peel the oranges and slice into pieces, saving 6 pieces for the topping. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (C), fan oven.
  • Place the fruit into a large ceramic dish, and sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Make the cobbler topping, place the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter, then stir in the sugar.
  • Make a dip in the centre and add the milk. Stir until it comes together as a soft dough.
  • Place the dough on a board lightly floured and knead it for a minute. Then split into six equal pieces and form round scones shapes, flattened on top.
  • Place the six cobbles on top of the fruit mixture in the dish, and top each one with a slice of blood orange. Brush the cobbles with a little milk.
  • Bake at 180 degrees (C) for 30 minutes, until golden on top. 
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I love desserts with fruits, it makes me less guitly when eating something sweet and fat but a little healthy xD Honestly I’ve never thied the cobblers but your recipe is really interesting and I’m considering to try this one day!!