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This vegan plum cobbler has a lovely combination of deliciously tart and juicy seasonal plums and a sweet golden cookie layer, a perfect summer plum dessert to share with your friends and family! It’s super easy to make at home, healthier, and also gluten-free!
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Despite the fact that I prefer winter over summer, I love eating summer fruits all day long. Summer is such a wonderful season for juicy and delicious fruits! Plum is obviously one of my favourites. I’ve been baking with plums every summer and recently I developed this plum cobbler recipe which is inspired by my GF peach cobbler and it turned out so, so, delicious. If you’ve never made cobbler recipes, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make cobbler desserts! I’m sure this recipe will be your next favourite to bake this summer.
Recipe overview – why you’ll love this vegan plum cobbler recipe
- Level: Easy
- Taste: Tangy and sweet plum
- Texture: Juicy and crumbly
- Diet: Plant-based, dairy-free, eggless, nut-free, and gluten-free
- Time: 40 mins
- Occasion: Summer home parties, dessert, snack, and more
Main ingredients and substitutions
Plums: Get ripe, plump, sweet, and juicy plums from your local supermarket! This recipe is a plum cobbler recipe, but if you want to substitute, you can use other fruits like blackberry too.
Caster sugar: I used caster sugar to sweeten the vegan cobbler. You can also use granulated sugar for more crispiness or brown sugar for a soft texture. Caster sugar is right in the middle!
Rice flour: One of the 2 flours I used for this recipe is rice flour. It’s gluten-free and makes great baked goods!
Almond flour: Another flour I used for this recipe is almond flour. I like the crisp and nutty flavour it gives to baked goods! If you are nut-free, use the same amount of rice flour or coconut flour instead. Don’t forget to weigh the flour!
Vegan butter: I used Naturli’s vegan butter for the crumble cookie part! Their vegan butter is great for baking. Feel free to use other vegan butter too if you can’t find it. Earth Balance is one of my favourites too!
Cornflour: I added a tablespoon of cornflour to thicken the plum mixture. You can also use tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, or potato flour too.
Other ingredients: lemon juice, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt.
*I use bone char-free sugars for all of my recipes. I cover the topic in my article Vegan Baking 101. Go to the “Is sugar vegan?” section to learn more!
Recommended equipment for this recipe
Baking dish: I used a 24cm(9.5in) wide glass baking dish. I think you can use a little smaller dish like 22cm(8.5) too if you don’t have this size!
Wooden spoon: This recipe requires a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients. Use a large one it’s easier to mix and stir than a small one!
*The ingredient list and measurement for this recipe can be found in the recipe card at the bottom.
How to make this easy plum cobbler
Step 1: Make the plum mixture
Preheat the oven to 180°C(350°F). Let’s make the plum mixture first! Quarter the plums first. Place the plums in a baking dish and sprinkle the lemon juice, caster sugar, and cornflour. Mix very gently with a large wooden spoon until the plums are well coated with the ingredients. Be careful not to smash the plums while mixing! Set aside.
Step 2: Make the cookie layer
To make the cookie layer, it’s super simple! In a large mixing bowl, mix the rice flour, almond flour, caster sugar, and baking powder together until well combined. Add the melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, and salt and mix further until it makes a firm dough, like cookie cough.
Step 3: Assemble and bake
Top the plums with the cookie dough. You don’t need to spread the dough flat and completely smooth, just randomly place dollops of dough and spread roughly. See the picture and video for reference! Bake for 20-25mins. The top should look crispy and golden when baked!
Take the plum cobbler out of the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve the cobbler in a bowl, top with some vegan vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Expert Tips and tricks
Pat dry the plum after washing
Pat dry the plums very well to remove any moisture on them, this is quite important! If the plums have too much moisture, the final result can be too runny and soggy, not what we are looking to get. If your plums are extra juicy after cutting them, pat dry lightly with a kitchen towel.
Mix the plums gently with other ingredients
Plums are a delicate fruit, so when you are mixing them with other ingredients, be very gentle! I like to use a large wooden spoon to not damage the plums. Spoons or silicone spatulas are great to mix, avoid mixing with a fork!
How to store
Once you bake the cobbler, it’s best to serve on the same day. You can store it in the fridge for a day but the texture will be soggy and not so great. Keeping it in the freezer is not ideal either.
If you want to store the cobbler in the fridge or freezer, you can do so with the crumble cookie dough before baking! Simply make the dough, wrap it with clingfilm tightly, place in a freezer-friendly airtight container and store for up to 2-3 months. Thaw and use for cobbler recipes!
Once you cut the plums they produce juice so I don’t recommend storing cut and prepared plums in the fridge or freezer. Prepare the plums the day you are serving!
Q and A
Can I use other fruits instead of plums?
Yes, go ahead! You can use other fruits to make a delicious fruit cobbler. I imagine apricots, pears, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc. would make a great cobbler! Check out my vegan and gluten-free peach cobbler recipe too!
Want to master the basics of vegan baking?
Check out Vegan Baking 101 – the beginner’s guide to vegan baking for you to become an excellent vegan baker and familiar with the basics of vegan baking, ingredients, and techniques with useful tips!
You will LOVE this plum cobbler recipe because it’s:
- easy to make
- full of juicy plums
- hearty and refreshing
- a delicious combination of tart plum and sweet cookie
- perfect summer dessert
Want more recipes like this?
Try my other delicious cobbler and dessert recipes you might enjoy!
- Peach Cobbler
- Strawberry Crumble Bars
- Raspberry Muffins
- Plum Cake
Visit the dessert page and recipe page for more delicious recipes!
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Easy Plum Cobbler – Vegan & GF!
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Diet: Vegan
For the plum layer
- 3 & 1/2 cups (475g) fresh plums
- 1/3 cup (50-60g) caster sugar
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the cookie layer
- 3/4 cup (120g) rice flour
- 1/2 cup (60g) almond flour
- 1/2 cup (80-90g) caster sugar
- 3/4 cup (180ml) melted vegan butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180°C(350°F).
- Quarter the plums. Place the plums in a 24cm(9.5in) baking dish and sprinkle the lemon juice, caster sugar, and cornflour. Mix very gently with a large wooden spoon until the plums are well coated with the ingredients. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the rice flour, almond flour, caster sugar, and baking powder together until well combined.
- Add the melted vegan butter, vanilla extract, and salt and mix further until it makes a firm dough.
- Top the plums with the cookie dough.
- Bake for 20-25mins. The top should look crispy and golden when baked.
- Take the plum cobbler out of the oven and let it cool slightly. Serve the cobbler in a bowl, top with some vegan vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
Pat dry the plums very well to remove any moisture on them before baking.
Mix the plums with other ingredients gently in order to not smash them.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Category: Cobbler
- Method: Baking
Keywords: summer, fruits, plum
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