I love fruit desserts like pies and cobblers. When I made this Ham & Cheese Breakfast Braid the other day, I had some leftover puff pastry, so I decided to whip up a quick puff pastry cobbler in my little iron skillet.
This is a great dessert when you need to use up some fruits. You can combine just about any, throw some puff pastry on top, and bake it while you’re eating dinner.
I had some Honeycrisp apples and some fresh red plums that were just perfect for a fall dessert. I used to avoid making apple desserts because I hated peeling and coring, but last year my husband got me this amazing KitchenAid mixer attachment. It does it all for me in one step. I love making apple desserts now.
I used a 9-inch iron skillet for this apple plum skillet cobbler. I peeled and cored three apples using my attachment. Then, I sliced up 4 ripe small plums (and I did not peel them).
I combined them together and add sugar and cornstarch and poured it into the skillet. Then, I baked it for 20 minutes.
Next, I took a defrosted piece of puff pastry and cut into 9 squares. Then, I added 6 of them on top of the baked apples and plums.
Then, I baked it again for 30 more minutes until the puff pastry was golden brown and the apples were tender. I let it sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
- 3 medium apples, cored and peeled
- 4 small plums, ripe, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 piece of puff pastry, defrosted
- Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
- Combine apples and plums into a bowl with cornstarch and sugar and mix.
- Pour into 9-inch iron skillet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Cut the puff pastry into 9 pieces and lay 6 pieces over the top of the apples and plums.
- Bake for another 30 minutes until puff pastry is golden brown and apples are softened.
- Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- Drizzle with cream.
Whenever I make a skillet cobbler, I’ve found just pouring a little bit of whipping cream over the top makes it just heavenly. My family loves doing that.
That’s all there is to it. It’s a delicious fall dessert your family will love.