Mini Plum and Peach Bourbon Cobblers

Italian plums and peaches are in season right now! Make the most of summer with this easy cobbler recipe. 

Dish Count :: 1 Bowl, 1 Knife, 4 8-oz Wide Mouth Mason Jars

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The smell of Italian plums gets me every time. Growing up my grandma and grandpa had two great big Italian plum trees in their backyard that absolutely exploded with fruit every summer. They were endless, and you couldn’t go in the back yard without gathering entire grocery bags full of them, only to carry them inside and find my grandma, Babi, at the counter putting them into a new baked treat for all of us to enjoy. It’s one of my fondest memories of that house and my grandparents. And making an easy fruit cobbler recipe with the plums and peaches I had on hand was the perfect tribute. 

While I was making these, smelling those plums and making these cobblers, I had the feeling I needed to call her. So I did. And I couldn’t have picked a more bittersweet day to do so.

Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of my grandpa’s passing. I was 13, it was half of my life ago and still I miss him more than I can imagine at times.

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It was just an instinct that I needed to make that phone call, and it was both exactly what we needed. To talk about “Dedo”, remember that plum tree and all of those happy memories just for a few minutes.

That house, with those plum trees, was the first house they were able to purchase after moving to the United States. So many years of hard work and savings, after moving to a new country with literally a suitcase between them and my mom. That house was a home, and I miss it and my grandpa dearly. And anytime I can savor Italian plums, or make this easy cobbler recipe, it takes me back and makes me smile. 

It was a bittersweet day.

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Love Cobbler? Try More Inspired Summer Plum Recipes

Italian Plum and Walnut Compote

Honey Plum Soy Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Golden Plum Dip with Baked Coconut Shrimp

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Mini Plum and Peach Bourbon Cobblers

Italian plums and peaches are in season right now! Make the most of summer with this easy cobbler recipe. 

  • Author: Country Cleaver
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Cobbler

  • 67 Italian Plums, halved and chopped
  • 3 Large Ripe Peaches, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Clear Jel or other pie thickener
  • 2 Tbsp Bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/4 Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together fruits, Clear Jel (or other thickener), sugar, cinnamon and bourbon.  
  2. Fill mason jars with fruit filling. Fill slightly higher than the rim because the will settle while baking.
  3. In another bowl, mix together crisp topping ingredients. Using a fork or your fingers mix the ingredients together until crumbles form. Pour generously onto the top of the fruit crisps.
  4. Place mason jars onto an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes or until the crisp toppings are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

Keywords: Baking, Dessert, Fruit, Pie, Recipe, Cobbler, Peach, Plum, Bourbon, Crisp