Every summer I look forward to plum season. Tart and sweet, but totally delicious. My parents have a tree in their yard that yields an incredible amount of fruit. This is the same tree that I had so many adventures climbing in search of the best plum in the tree. Very fond memories!
Due to a combination of the lack of rain and the hot, hot summer, this was the first time plum season at the L family house was short and lacking. :( Imagine my dismay when I went home in July only to find a handful of plums for the picking. There'd be no jamming this year. With my limited amount of plums, I decided to make one of my all-time favorite comfort desserts - cobbler with a nice shortbready/biscuity topping.
Sweet, bubbly filling with a dense, buttery top... that's plum heaven.