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Plum Good Cobbler

1/2 ~cup sugar, divided~

4 ~cups pitted and sliced prune plums~

1 ~cup flour, divided~

1 ~teaspoon ground cinnamon~

1/2 ~teaspoon ground allspice~

1 ~teaspoon baking powder~

1/2 ~teaspoon salt~

1/4 ~cup butter or margarine~

1/3 ~cup low-fat milk~

1 ~to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar~

Cook's note: This is excellent with ice cream, whipped cream, or whipped topping.

Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar. Mix remaining sugar, plums, 2 tablespoons flour, and spices; place in 8-inch cake pan. Combine and mix remaining flour, reserved 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and cut into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add milk to flour mixture and stir until moistened. Spoon 8 mounds dough on top of plum mixture. Sprinkle brown sugar over dough. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until plum mixture bubbles and thickens and topping browns.

Yield: 8 servings

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