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Grandma's Plum Cobbler

Tart plums and a sweet and crisp cookie dough topping create the perfect plum cobbler.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough cobbler topping, plum cobbler, summer dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Katie Shaw, Heart’s Content Farmhouse


Plum Cobbler

  • 3 cups sliced plums about 6-7 plums
  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspooon vanilla

Cookie Dough Topping

  • 1 stick softened butter 1/2 cup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 with rack the center.  Cover a baking sheet in foil (to catch drips)
  • Combine the filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl and pour into an 8 or 9 inch square or round baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake (just the filling!) for 20 minutes to release juices and thicken the filling.
  • While the filling is heating, prepare the topping.  Beat the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Add the egg yolk and vanilla and 1 minute more.  Add the dry ingredients and gently blend until just combined.
  • Remove hot filling from oven and drop cookie dough on top by the tablespoonful.  Bake again for 40-50 minutes, until topping is golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.  Can serve warm or cool.  Best with vanilla ice cream.



Halfway through the baking time, sprinkle with coarse sugar if you want a crunchy sugary top. Almost any fruit can be substituted for the plums.  You may need to experiment with the cornstarch and sugar depending on the juiciness and sweetness of your fruit.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg