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What not to eat: Peach cobbler

Posted Sep 01 2011 9:47pm

Once in a while, I get the urge to bake some goodness, and this peach cobbler is all summer goodness. I found this recipe on I had never made a cobbler before, but had dabbled in crisps. I was a little unsure as I started to make the topping - it seemed odd and I was not confident in how it would turn out. I pushed on though, and I'm glad I did. The end results was delicious. The sweet warmth of the peaches, with a light, crisp topping that was reminiscent of a crumbled pie crust.

If you're lucky enough to have access to some local, organic peaches and ice cream, this can be a fairly "green" treat as well!

It was just the two of us, so I halved the recipe. We got what I would consider to be 4 servings out of the recipe, so we had plenty for leftovers. Here is the original recipe for 4 (generous sized) servings

8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water

MIX TOGETHER 3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.

Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.
Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving (according to the recipe):  Calories: 512 | Total Fat: 17.6g
Again, if you half the servings, each will only be 256 Cals, and 8.8g fat.

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