Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

38 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2008

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.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe but firm peaches, (about 1 pound), pitted and sliced into eighths, or 3 1/2 cups frozen
  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh or frozen blueberries

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, sugar and vanilla; stir to combine.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 317 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 80 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 202 mg sodium; 188 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

Reviews 38

December 15, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
March 12, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy but needed adjustments I loved it! I've never made a cobbler with wheat flour and it was a pleasant surprise. I'm not sure how well my family would like it, since they like their desserts very sweet and rich, but it's perfect for me. I made it with overripe grapes and apples. Yum! I suggest cooking your fruit on the stove with a little water. My cobbler only needed 35 minutes in the oven, since my fruit was already cooked. I added extra baking powder (maybe 1/2 tsp more). The batter seemed a little dense so I added a little extra milk and some of the liquid from my cooked fruit. Pros: wheat flour tastes great, low sugar Cons: fruit should be cooked before baking, baking time too long
September 10, 2014
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By: Ann Marie Natal
Awesome dessert! This was totally delicious, warm and comforting. After reading some of the reviews, a major complaint was that it was slightly lacking in sweetness. So I decided to be bad and increase the sugar a bit. The hearty serving of blueberries and peaches added nutritional goodness. I like the use of wheat flour in this. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
August 11, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious, simple, with healthy ingredients. A big hit at dinner last night with friends. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL
January 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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 Cons: NULL
January 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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 Cons: NULL
August 11, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Made gluten free I modified recipe with a gluten free all purpose flour, Earth Balance, organic sugar, and coconut oil. I also used 6 peaches b/c they were on the smallish side. It took an hour in oven. Batter a little chewy-ish. So much fruit to batter that it seemed a bit soggy, but still a nice treat after dinner that I could convince myself was healthy. Pros: easy, not too sweet Cons: a little chewy
August 11, 2013
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By: gsteele0173
just ok not sweet enough Peach cobbler should be sweet. I'm with the other reviewers. I'd rather www. at a small piece of the real thing. Pros: healthy Cons: not sweet enough
July 28, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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

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