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Plum Cobbler

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Ingredients
  Red sweet plums 1 Pound
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening/Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Wash and cut up plums, discarding pits.
Blend the 1/2 cup of sugar and the cornstarch together.
Mix with plums.
Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, the 2 teaspoons of sugar and salt.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender until consistency of cornmeal.
Add milk all at once.
Stir with a fork until flour is taken up, then remove dough to lightly floured board.
Knead lightly and quickly 8 times.
Roll out into as nearly a perfect circle as possible to fit bottom and sides of an 8-inch pie pan, having dough extending over edge about 1 1/2 inches all around.
Fill with plum mixture.
Fold in excess dough toward center of pie, forming a ruffled edge all around.
Leave the center circle of plums uncovered.
Bake in a hot oven (450° F.) for 10 minutes, reduce heat to moderate (350° F.) and bake 10 minutes longer or until crust is crisp and well browned.
Serve warm, with cream if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Plum

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