Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sugar Free Sunday--Peach Cobbler

This week I took one of my tried and true quick and easy recipes for peach cobbler and converted it to sugar-free--and this one was a great success! I know it's kind of funny looking, but trust me, the picture doesn't do it justice.


Ingredients:
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 c Splenda (or sugar if you're not doing sugar-free)
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c powdered milk (leave this out if you're using regular sugar)
  • 1 can of sliced peaches

Cut the butter or margarine up into small pieces, and place in the oven in your baking dish while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees.



Remove from the oven when the butter is melted.


Meanwhile, mix together the dry ingredients, then add the milk and stir until well blended. (Don't forget the powdered milk if you're using Splenda--because Splenda dissolves more easily than sugar, the powdered milk creates the bulk you need when baking.) This makes a very thin batter, regardless of which sweetener you use.

Pour the batter into the melted butter in your baking dish.

Then add the peaches. I use the peaches canned in either juice or light syrup, drained of almost all of the juice. My mom makes a regular (not sugar-free) version of this, and she puts juice and all. I find that if I do that, especially in the round dish that I usually use, I have a hard time getting the center to firm up. She usually uses a sqaure dish, and her resulting cobbler is little more juicy than mine. Either way is delicious.

Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or so, or until the top browns and the center is set.

The only difference I found in the sugar-free version is that it doesn't brown the same. At this point I usually sprinkle just a bit more sugar on top and let it sort of crystalize on top--doesn't work with Spenda, though!

This quick and easy dessert is one that's great hot or cold, plain or served with cream, whipped topping, or even vanilla ice cream. I've made the regular (not sugar-free) version with both peach and pears---the only difference in recipes is that I usually add a little cinnamon when I make use pears. I think this would be good with cooked apples, as well.

Thanks to Chaya from Sweet and Savory and Comfy Food Blog for linking Dulce De Leche Half-Moons and Dried Fruit Bars to the last Sugar-Free Sunday!


This post it linked to:
Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairytale
Just Something I Whipped Up at the Girl Creative
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking this delicious dish. My computer is down, at the moment, and I am at another and really can't get around. If, it is working later, I will see if I have any recipes to link here.

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  2. oh so good i love the fact that it is sugar free

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  3. Great information for those sugar free bakers, and your cobbler looks delicious.

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  4. i love trying sugar free recipes..it makes me feel good to know i am at least trying to do something for my health! :) thank you for linking this up to tuesday night supper club

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