Hot fruit covered with a cinnamon-scented biscuit dough is a favorite old-fashioned dessert. But we updated this one by making it low in fat and calories.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • For biscuit topping, stir together flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder, orange peel, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in margarine or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

  • For filling, in a medium saucepan, combine frozen cherries and water, the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in pear slices; heat through. Reduce heat; keep hot.

  • In a bowl, stir together egg and milk; add to topping mixture, stirring just until moistened. Transfer hot filling to a 2-quart square baking dish. Immediately spoon topping mixture into small mounds over filling. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center of a biscuit comes out clean. If desired, serve cobbler warm with frozen yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 35.4g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 17.7g; fat 5.5g 8% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 26.8mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 990.8IU 20% DV; vitamin c 8.7mg 15% DV; folate 47.6mcg 12% DV; calcium 84.3mg 8% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 14.2mg 5% DV; potassium 220mg 6% DV; sodium 140.5mg 6% DV.