Pear, plum and ginger cobbler

Recipe from: 3/1/1995 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 12
Servings 6
Time 35 minutes


  • 8
    ripe pears, peeled, cored
  • 350
    plums, washed, halved and stoned
  • 20
    fresh ginger, grated
  • 150
    white sugar
  • 1
    lemon, finely grated rind and juice
  • 225
    cake flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 15
    baking powder
  • 125
  • 1
    extra-large egg
  • 50
  • large ovenproof dish, buttered


35-45 minutes
1. Preheat the oven to 220 ºC. In a large bowl, mix together the pears, plums, ginger, 75 g sugar, and the lemon rind and juice. Transfer to ovenproof dish. 2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and stir in 30 ml sugar. 3. Beat the egg and milk together and gradually stir it into the mixture. Knead lightly to form a smooth dough, then break off pieces of the dough and place them all over the top of the fruit. 4. Sprinkle the remaining castor sugar over the dough, place in the oven and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes.

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