Cobblers have always been one of my go to desserts. Perfect to fill with any fruit, cobblers are a great dessert to keep in mind if you’re serving a lot of people. Making individual cobblers in mason jars makes them fun and personal. While your guests can top off their dessert however they choose, you get away with less cleanup! It’s a win win for everyone.
This recipe makes six to eight mason jar cobblers. If you prefer to make this the old fashioned way, this recipe will also work in a glass 9x13 pan.
For the filling you will need…
6 plums, diced
1/4 mint, chopped
1/3 cup light brown sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place un-greased mason jars on a baking sheet. If you’re using a pan, just preheat your oven.
Combine all ingredients but butter in a large bowl and stir to coat the plums evenly. Add the butter to a large sauté pan and melt. Add the mixture to the pan and cook until the plums are softened slightly and the mixture is bubbling. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add to the bottom of your mason jars. Set aside.
For the cobbler topping…
1 1/2C flour
1 1/2C sugar
12T unsalted butter, melted
Turbinado sugar for sprinkling
Combine all ingredients but Turbinado sugar in a medium sized bowl and stir to combine. The mixture should look like wet sand. Using the cap of a mason jar as a guide for size, make patties out of the dough about 2 inches thick and place on top of the cobbler filling inside of the mason jar. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar.
Place the full, uncovered mason jars in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the topping is a light golden brown. Allow to cool before serving or store for later enjoyment.
As shown in the jar on the left in the above picture, this recipe can also be made with apples. Just substitute 6 plums for 6 medium apples and swap the mint for 2 teaspoons of cinnamon!
These cobblers can be made and stored up to two days in advance. For reheating, place the mason jars on a baking sheet in the oven at 250 degrees until desired temperature is reached.
Topped with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream (or even both) this Plum Cobbler is guaranteed to leave your guests asking, “When’s the next party?”