Plum Bumble

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.

Plum Bumble

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 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.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Not only does this look amazing, I love the name!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Isn’t that cute. I had it on one of my old recipe cards. I don’t remember where I got the recipe. I like it better with homemade biscuit topping. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. zippyquilts says:

    This looks good! We made slaw using your recipe (with mustard) the other night and it was yummy!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for the feed back. I enjoy carrot slaw. You are always welcome to stop by.

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  3. I do love the title! Cute and sounds delicious!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It was one of those hidden gems in my recipe box. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. dawn says:

    This takes me back to raising my kids on a farm, where we had 5 plum trees! They were delicious dark plums sweet when ripe; since leaving that life/downsizing I run across recipes that make me wish I still had at least 1 of those trees. Not in Arizona 😉 this chapter has a lot of citrus, figs, pomegranate and avocado but I’ll have to shop for recipes like this one…happily 🥰
    Thanks for sharing 😊

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Mom used to can plums and we ate them year around. Lots of cobbler and pies. Thanks for your comment. I retired to Florida and I know what you mean.

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