Saturday, October 20, 2012

Peachy-Keen Cobbler

My husband has been begging me to make (or even just buy) peach cobbler since the first official day of fall passed last month. I told him I refuse to watch him stuff his face with the full-fat pre-packaged version, and I also refuse to slave in the kitchen over such a delicacy without being able to savor it myself. That's why I decided to try something on my own. Why not follow a recipe, you ask? Because it's so much more fun to throw things together and see how it turns out, duh!


My final product was actually very satisfying, to my own surprise. My husband and I both cleaned our plates and then passed them off to our dogs to finish the job. Good thing this Peachy-Keen Cobbler is both low-fat and low-sugar.

Peachy-Keen Cobbler


Ingredients

  • 2 15-oz cans of light peaches (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 box sugar-free or low-fat box of yellow cake mix or Angel Food cake mix
  • Some brown sugar
  • Some cinnamon
  • Some nuts (I used a mix of crushed peanuts and pecans)
  • Some sugar alternative (I used store brand Splenda)
  • 4 mini spoonfuls of light or reduced fat butter (I used Country Crock Light)
  • Some raw, unfiltered honey (optional)
Directions
  1. Pour all the peaches with the juice in the bottom of a 9x11 casserole dish or baking pan. Be sure you evenly spread them apart.
  2. Cut them up into smaller pieces (optional).
  3. Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar alternative.
  4. Spread 1/2 the box of cake mix over the top of the peaches.
  5. Put a little dollup of light butter in four areas on top of this layer (so that when it melts, it will be evenly distributed).
  6. Sprinkle some brown sugar over the top for an even layer.
  7. Scatter some nuts on the top.
  8. Draw your favorite fall symbol on the top using the honey (optional).
Please let me know if you try this out on your own. Next time, I think I'll try using cherries and almonds, or maybe apples and walnuts. Instead of the cake mix, maybe I'll try some oats and flour. 

I love reading your thoughts in the comments!


2 comments:

  1. This looks SO good! I am such a fan of cobblers and pies, especially when they are lightened up:-)

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    1. Me too! I'm definitely going to try it with other fruit and oatmeal. ;)

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