This is a healthier version of a traditional cobbler, with canola oil in place of some of the butter and whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. Unlike more classic biscuit-topped cobblers, the peaches and blueberries are nestled into a tender batter that swells around the fruit as it bakes. Other fruits may be substituted. It's especially beautiful when baked in and served right from a cast-iron skillet.

Virginia Willis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • Place butter and oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Heat in the oven until melted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, sugar and vanilla; stir to combine.

  • Add the melted butter mixture to the batter and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the hot pan. Spoon peaches and blueberries evenly over the batter.

  • Return the pan to the oven and bake until the top of the cobbler is browned and the batter around the fruit is completely set, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 17.9g; fat 8.6g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 11.1mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 316.6IU 6% DV; vitamin c 5.9mg 10% DV; folate 10.2mcg 3% DV; calcium 79.6mg 8% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 25.3mg 9% DV; potassium 188mg 5% DV; sodium 202mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV; added sugar 7g.

Reviews (39)

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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2014
Excellent! I made this today and it turned out great I used blackcurrants and peaches there weren't any good blueberries around. I think I put more berries and less peaches but that's all I had;) The taste is very balanced. I like that it's not a heavy sugary cobbler and one piece seems to settle any cravings. Pros: healthy fruity and not too sweet Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Used all butter rather than canola oil (rapeseed oil-yech) and it was polished off in one setting. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/29/2013
Waste of fresh summer fruit It sounded good. I used organic blueberries I had picked with my husband along with fresh local peaches. The dough did not rise around the fruit as pictured and was tough and chewy. This recipe is not a keeper for me. Pros: Fruit dominates flavor in this recipe Cons: Dough is rubbery Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
So easy and less sloppy than traditional cobbler. I only had vanilla soy milk so I used it instead of the milk and vanilla. The substitute worked and I may have finally found a non-chocolate dessert that my husband likes too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2014
Excellent! I made this today and it turned out great. I used blackcurrant berries and peaches. I also put a lot more berries than peaches because I simple had more. I love the flavor of this cobbler I think if there was more sugar it wouldn't have needed so much fruit. I always opt for fruit of course. One piece of this is enough if you are craving something sweet but don't want to go all the way and ruin your healthy diet plan. Pros: healthy fruity and not too sweet Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2015
Yummy! Pleasantly Surprised I must say after reading some of the reviews I had second thoughts about this recipe. However I made it today and it was delicious. This recipe is a keeper. I made minor adjustments to the recipe. I sprinkled cinnamon and sugar over the fruits (add to your taste). For the batter I used 2/3 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/3 cup of all purpose flour and 1/4 tsp baking soda. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
To make it even more healthy...I substituted coconut oil for the canola oil substituted honey for the sugar and reduced the milk It was wonderful! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2012
It between great and awesome! I made this for company after we picked 18.5 lbs of organic blueberries. It was a big hit by all. Not overly sweet and was able to taste the natural sweetness from the fruit. Will definitely be making this one again. Pros: not too sweet flavorful Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
meh i used soy milk instead of regular milk because it was for people who are lactose intolerant. i don't know if this affected the taste at all but this recipe could have been better. even thought the first bite is good after you let it settle for a second the wheat after taste kills the fun of a cobbler. not worth an hours wait. only good in small bites not even the vanilla ice cream could mask the after taste bummer. what a waste of blueberries. Pros: easy to make fast healthy Cons: mediocre taste not as amazing as hoped Read More