Early in my adult life I would copy recipes from magazines and from the newspaper, also I would trade and share recipes with friends. Someone was very creative in naming this cobbler. The recipe uses refrigerator biscuits for the topping and pineapple tidbits is mixed with the fresh plums. I didn’t have any refrigerator biscuits and pineapple tidbits. I made my own biscuits and used a small can of crushed pineapple. I just dropped the biscuit dough from a spoon and brushed the butter on top then shook a little cinnamon and sugar on top for some crunch. I had added a couple of tablespoons of sugar to the biscuit dough so there was no need to roll the biscuits in sugar.
It was still delicious. I also remember making this using a couple of cans of canned plums but I haven’t seen any of those in my local groceries in a long time. This recipe came from a time when refrigerator biscuit dough was the ultimate convenience in home cooking. Now we have food processors that we can easily cut shortening in to flour quickly. Plus we are in control of what is in our dough.
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 -4 cups sliced fresh plums (1 1/2 pounds)
- 3/4 cup canned pineapple tidbits drained
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tube refrigerator biscuits
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Preheat oven 400 degrees.
In a two quart baking dish mix sliced fresh plums, pineapple, vanilla and sugar. Dot the top with butter.
In a small mix brown sugar and cinnamon.
Separate biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Dip each piece into melted butter and brown sugar mixture. Place the biscuits on top of fruit to cover.
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes until top is light brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm or cold.