Difficulty Level: Average

Plum & Apple Cobbler


*750g cooking apples (Bramley’s are best)

*350g ripe plums

Juice of 1 lemon

100g golden caster sugar

For the cobbler:
100g self-raising flour

1 tsp cinnamon

*50g butter

50g golden caster sugar

*1 egg, beaten

4 tbsp milk

50g/2oz walnut pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C. 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 min. Add the plums and cook for a further 5 min.
  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 .
  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.

Serve with Custard