Apple Plum Cobbler
Recipe type: Desserts
  • 1 3/4 pounds cooking apples (Granny Smith's are best)
  • 3/4 pounds ripe plums
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 Cup light brown sugar
  • For the Cobbler
  • 1/2 Cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 ounces walnut pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C/ conventional180C/gas 4. Butter a 1.5 litre ovenproof pie dish.
  2. Peel, core and slice the apples. Halve, stone and quarter the plums. Put the apples in a pan with the lemon juice, sugar and 1 tbsp water. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook gently for 5 minutes. Add the plums and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Turn the fruit into the prepared dish. Tip the flour and cinnamon into a bowl, add the butter, cut into small pieces and rub in with your fingertips. Stir in the sugar, then add the egg and milk and mix lightly to a soft batter (this can be done in the food processor).
  4. Drop tablespoonsful of the batter over the fruit, leaving gaps where the fruit peers through, then scatter over the nuts. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the topping has a crisp brown crust.
    Adapted from BBC Good Food Magazine
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