Peach cobbler is one of those comfort foods that I can remember eating ever since I was a little girl. My mom and I would share a peach cobbler from Bill Miller’s in San Antonio. Or we’d buy those frozen ones and just nom nom nom at Sunday dinner. It’s sweet, gooey, satisfying. Plus it’s like a treasure hunt to eat all that delicious crust or crisp. Oh. Love.
Most recipes call for a ton of sugar, butter, and all those sinfully delicious things that should be had very rarely. Well. Not anymore. I’ve been inspired so much in the kitchen after watching Kelsey’s Essentials on the Cooking Channel. She’s energetic, insightful, and really has empowered me to experiment in the kitchen and be fearless. She’s invigorated how I feel about food. If you haven’t watched her show, I highly recommend it. I never fail to learn something, and she’s the one that inspired me to buy some cast iron skillets. I cook everything in them now, and I’m just in love. I bought my cast iron skillets at Marshall’s for very little money. The small one I used in this recipe was $8 and the larger one was $15. What a bargain!
One Sunday evening, my usual sweet treat craving kicked in and I had some peaches I needed to use stat. I experimented and out came this dish I am sharing with you today. It’s got the sweet, gooey, juicy, crispy and awesome taste/texture of a peach cobbler or crisp without all the guilt. Truly I think you could swap the peaches for apples or even pears and it’d be just as divine. With fall right around the corner, these sorts of desserts become my go-to favorites. Feel free to double or triple the recipe to serve more people. Betcha they won’t know it’s light!
You can even top this with ice cream or light whipped cream for a bit of extra decadence. Dig in!
Let me ask y’all: What are your favorite pies or cobblers? I love peach cobbler, but boy could I eat apple pie everyday. Sigh.
DeLIGHTful Peach Crisp (Cobbler): Peach cobbler doesn’t have to be loaded with fat and calories. This version uses simple ingredients to amp up the flavor and tone down the calories. Enjoy!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2 Servings
- 1 pound of peaches (3 large)
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Splenda
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. butter extract
- 1 tbsp. water
- Topping (Optional):
- 1/4 cup quick cook oats
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of Splenda
- 2 tsp. dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp. butter
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grab a small (8") cast iron skillet or a pie dish. Make sure it’s well greased/floured. I use flour baking spray on my glass dishes.
- Slice all your peaches. I left the skin on, but do what you wish. Incorporate all the ingredients together in a bowl and ensure all the peaches are well coated. Pour peach mixture into dish. Put into the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Grab a small bowl and mix everything together for your optional topping. Pull the cobbler out of the oven and sprinkle the topping all over. Pop into oven for another 7-10 minutes or until the topping is nice and crisp/oats are golden brown.
- This recipe serves 2 people. Top with light whipped cream and enjoy!