Peach cobblers and crumbles, beloved American desserts, have a rich history that spans centuries. Its roots can be traced back to early European settlers who brought fruit-filled pies to the New World. However, it was in the American South where peach cobbler truly blossomed.In the 19th century, as peaches became widely available, cobbler and crumble recipes emerged in various forms. Originally, cobbler referred to a simple, rustic dish, often with biscuit-like toppings. Over time, it evolved to incorporate spiced peaches and a variety of crust styles.Peach cobbler gained popularity during the Great Depression when economical, comforting dishes were cherished. Today, it remains a cherished dessert, enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, connecting generations to the sweet flavors of history.
Enter food allergies, autoimmunes and the breakthroughs we are learning in the concept of "Food as Medicine". Alas, how can we cherish this southern treat when we are passing on its key ingredients of flours, sugars, eggs, nuts and more?
We have a fun (and super delicious!) solution and we invite you to try it. Here goes!
- eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. Sugar Cookie Crust
- 6 TBSP Maple Syrup
- 1/3 cup Oil (note package calls for 1/4 cup but we will use a tad more here!)
- 2 TBSPs Water
- 2 cups chopped (& peeled if desired!) Ripe Peaches
- 2 tsps Cinnamon
1. Preheat Oven to 350F
2. In medium bowl, mix up your cookie dough crust as directed on back of eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. Sugar Cookie pouch (adding the 1/3 cup oil vs the 1/4 cup oil)
3. Using a mini muffin tray, press small 1 inch dough balls into each well, forming each into little cups.
4. Bake at 350F for 10-12 mins.
5. While cookie crusts bake, chop (& peel if desired) the peaches and place in bowl. Add Cinnamon and stir until combined.
6. In a medium saucepan, saute the peaches until soft and warm.
7. Remove cookie cups from oven and allow to cool. They will have risen, so press back into "cup" shape.
8. Add small spoonful of peaches to each cookie cup. Top with cinnamon, dairy-free icecream or coconut cream.