Nothing says good-bye summer, welcome autumn better than a Peach Cobbler made with this delicious almond topping.
Cobbler is basically a dish consisting of a fruit or combination of fruits (whatever is in season) pitted and cut roughly into pieces, poured into a baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or in our case, a wonderful topping made with almond paste.
I have done cobbler with pears, nectarines, apples, apricots. Sometimes I add raisins or even berries (fresh or frozen) if happen to have them.
Eating cobblers can help you increase your fruit intake. Just be careful with the amount of sugar you add. This recipe uses very little sugar, just enough to make the topping.
Baking a cobbler is a great idea when you happen to buy too much fruit or your market has one that’s on sale.
This recipe can be served warm or cold, plain, with ice cream or whipped cream.
- 9 medium size ripe (but still firm) peaches. About 3 lbs
- ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp of sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup almond paste
- Immerse the peaches in enough boiling water to cover for 3 seconds
- Remove, let it cool briefly then peel with a knife
- Cut peaches in half, pit and slice
- Pour the peaches in a 2 quart baking dish
- Cover peaches with a mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp cornstarch and mix gently to cover all the fruit
- Crumble almond paste in a bowl
- Add ½ cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- Blend everything well by using your fingers
- Squeeze the mixture together, then break it into chucks of about 1 inch
- Cover fruit evenly with the topping
- Bake in a 350 º oven until golden brown and bubbling filling, about 45 or 50 minutes