This healthier version lets you enjoy sweetness from the peaches, not added sugar.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Combine peaches, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2-quart baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. 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 flour mixture over them.

  • Mix together 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Southern Peach Cobbler.

Nutrition Facts

445.9 calories; 3.3 g protein; 71 g carbohydrates; 45.8 mg cholesterol; 431 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I really liked this--just be sure to watch it or it could burn if it bakes too long. It took about 20-25 minutes for our topping to get brown enough 30 minutes would have been too much. The main thing I liked is that you don't feel like you're eating pure sugar. The peaches shine and if you wanted to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to it you won't blow your diet. Pecans would also make a nice addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2015
I thought this was sort of on the bland side. I typically like these lightened up versions of classic dishes too. The topping just sort of tasted like a cake without any richness. The fresh peaches I thought would be great but it seemed like they just were not seasoned or sweetened enough. I have not tried a lot of cobblers as I usually make crisps. I may just be accustomed to them. The dough soaks up too much of the sweet liquid. I made a couple of small changes to make it slightly healthier nothing completely recipe changing. I think I will stick with my usual peach crisp recipe in the summer. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I really liked this--just be sure to watch it or it could burn if it bakes too long. It took about 20-25 minutes for our topping to get brown enough 30 minutes would have been too much. The main thing I liked is that you don't feel like you're eating pure sugar. The peaches shine and if you wanted to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to it you won't blow your diet. Pecans would also make a nice addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
I really liked this--just be sure to watch it or it could burn if it bakes too long. It took about 20-25 minutes for our topping to get brown enough 30 minutes would have been too much. The main thing I liked is that you don't feel like you're eating pure sugar. The peaches shine and if you wanted to add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream to it you won't blow your diet. Pecans would also make a nice addition. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
This is SO much better than regular peach cobbler. It doesn't give me that sick feeling from consuming too much sugar. I used honey in place of brown sugar and brown rice flour in place of the cornstarch in the peach mixture. I used half whole wheat and half brown rice flour, 4 TBL vegan butter, and slightly less white sugar in the biscuit mixture. Thanks so much for submitting, I will be using this for apple cobbler also! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2012
super easy whipped this up while the hubby was bbq-ing some chicken. substituted splenda for sugar and didn't notice any sweetener-taste. the dough was nice and crumbly and the peaches weren't overly sweet. i'd definitely make this again and i'd likely add raspberries or something else to give it a little twist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
I didn't have whole wheat flour but I did like that it is lower in sugar. Best peach cobbler I've ever made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
Mine cooked in 20 minutes - so watch it carefully - love this recipe - not too sweet like many cobblers I used 1/4 t of nutmeg I was out of lemon juice - I used a bit of orange juice instead - loved it. I also cut back on the butter a bit using 5 tablespoons and it was still good - may try to go even lower next time to see if I can get away with it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it's a definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Loved this! Used even less sugar than the recipe called for left out the white sugar and none for the top. That's what probably is making everyone's topping burn. Mine was fine at 30 mins. Cut the flour to half in the topping and added oats I like a more substantial topping. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2012
Super yummy. I did add oatmeal to the cobbler mixture. Definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
We have wonderful peaches here in Oregon and I planned on making my usual cobbler when I had a surplus. I'm thrilled that I tried this recipe instead which makes a superb cobbler. We all liked the balance between the topping and fruit and that it was not cloyingly sweet. I made the recipe as directed but used only 1 TBS brown sugar on top. This is a recipe I'll share and make over and over. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2012
At last a peach cobbler that isn't sickenly sweet - otherwise we just can't eat it. Thanks indeed for adding something to my files that is super. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2015
I thought this was sort of on the bland side. I typically like these lightened up versions of classic dishes too. The topping just sort of tasted like a cake without any richness. The fresh peaches I thought would be great but it seemed like they just were not seasoned or sweetened enough. I have not tried a lot of cobblers as I usually make crisps. I may just be accustomed to them. The dough soaks up too much of the sweet liquid. I made a couple of small changes to make it slightly healthier nothing completely recipe changing. I think I will stick with my usual peach crisp recipe in the summer. Read More
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