Ultimate plum & apple cobbler

Slide this pudding into the oven after the Sunday roast has come out. It's classic comfort food and the cobbler topping can be used on any stewed fruit

  • Prep:45 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 454
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 13g
  • carbs 60g
  • sugars 38g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods, seeds scraped out
  • 700g firm plums, stoned and roughly chopped
  • 300g Braeburn apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 140g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 280g plain flour
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • clotted cream, to serve


  1. For the fruit, put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over a low heat, stirring until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved, then leave to simmer until you have a chunky fruit compote, then set aside.

  2. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 6. Whisk the egg into the milk and set aside. Rub the butter and the flour together until it has the texture of chunky breadcrumbs, then stir in the caster sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and a large pinch of salt. Pour in the milk mixture and bring together to form a thick, batter-like texture.

  3. Tip the compote into a baking dish and top with large spoonfuls of the cobbler mix, making sure there are a few gaps for the fruit to bubble through, then sprinkle everything with the demerara sugar. Bake for 35-40 mins or until the topping is golden and just cooked through. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5 mins before serving straight from the dish with generous spoonfuls of clotted cream.

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