I have made this recipe several times and substitute Jonathan or another baking apple for the peaches. I cut the sugar down in filling by half. Additionally. I add cinnamon, nutmeg and a few other spices that intensify the sweetness without adding extra sugar.
The combination of peaches with the oatmeal topping was great! The cookie was one of the best oatmeal cookies I've had - I would make the cookies by themselves. I did add about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the peach/sugar mixture for a bit of warm spice flavor. Can't wait for peach season!
Wonderful! Recipe: I followed it almost as written with 2 minor changes. (1) Substituted about 1/2 c whole wheat flour for topping (instead of using all white). Might try to nudge it to 3/4 c whole wheat/1/4 c white next time. Didn't have a comparison but thought the oatmeal topping was really yummy. (2) Reduced the sugar in the topping. With the sweetness of the peaches and the added 1/3c sugar for the filling, just thought I'd play with it a little. For future attempts, I might reduce more. It seems like it's more than sweet enough. The dessert itself is wonderful. Adding a dab of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream might make it even better (but I'm the type that loves a little creaminess with desserts like this). What makes it a hit, though, is the topping. Honestly, I could probably just pick it off and eat it by itself . . . although the peaches do make a good partner.
We love this recipe. I decrease the sugar a little because we don't like it quite as sweet, but other than that I don't change a thing. Easy to make and a hit with company every time!
Great fruit dessert recipe! You can halve the recipe to make it in individual ramekins (works with a set of 6) or use a 9x9 square glass baking dish. I have made several times and always use frozen fruit - peaches (2 bags), or my newest favorite 1 bag mixed berries & 1 bag chopped mango and the juice of a whole lemon. Warning on the individuals - the cobblers will be pretty juicy but use a jelly roll pan to contain any mess - the final taste is well worth it! Cook for the prescribed time and the cookie batter is more than enough to go on top of the individual servings; or just spread the batter across the entire 9x9 pan; yes, it's a littlle tricky, but can be done with a spatula and some care. I have made this one many times - warms up fantastically, and can be made year round. I'm sure it's excellent with fresh fruits as well, but I have a hard time "baking" limited avail peaches or berries when I love to eat those plain. Don't hestiate to sub in any frozen fruit - enjoy!
This recipe was a HIT! It was my first time making a cobbler and I found it so incredibly easy. I used Georgia Fuzzy peaches as they are so in season right now and substituted 4 cups of peaches for 4 cups of blueberries for additional taste and wonderful color. I was OK with the amount of oatmeal cookie topping recommended in the recipe--I just found myself spreading it around the entire dish about 10 minutes after I placed it in the oven to ensure the entire cobbler was covered with it. All in all, this recipe was amazing and I already have people asking me to share it!
My sister LOVES peach cobbler so I made this for her birthday celebration. She pronounced it the BEST peach cobbler she'd ever had. We had rave reviews from everyone at the party. I have added this to my recipe file and will definetly make it again! Absolutely yummy with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream.
I thought the oatmeal cookie topping was way too sweet. I salvaged it by taking off the oatmeal cookie topping, adding some cinnamon & nutmeg to the peaches and made a pie crust topping to put on top instead; much better.
Wow....I'll be dreaming of this for days. :) I LOVED it!!! I cut the peach amount in half to make a smaller batch, but kept the topping the same based on other reviews. I think I might have had too much because it took longer to cook up and the very center could still have used more time. I'll be making this again and again, as long as I can get my hands on fresh peaches. Bake in a deeper dish if you can, I used my oval Le Creuset baker and it bubbled up all over my oven---my fault. :)
Excellent! I cut the recipe in half and didn't peel the peaches, otherwise I made it as written. The topping was delicious and I think would be good with other types of fruits, such as apples.
FANTASTIC!!! I kept the same amount of topping and halved the filling, which made the serving amount more appropriate for a dinner of six. This was essentially the same as doubling the amount of topping, which it seems a lot of people did with this recipe. Not sure if it was still "light" but it sure was a marvelous way to showcase fresh peaches. Tooped with a small scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt and this was a perfect summer dessert. Our oven runs a bit hot so we only baked it for thirty minutes and it was done. Depending on your oven temp, you may want to cook for thirty minutes and then check every five minutes or so to see if it's done. You don't want to burn the topping to a cobbler.
Best peach cobbler I've ever had. I doubled the topping, used Splenda blend for baking (both brown and regular), added a ton of cinnamon to the filling, and substituted brown sugar (the Splenda) in the filling instead of white sugar. Also added a bit of cardamom and nutmeg. It turned out AMAZING. I served it at a party and everyone went nuts. The texture of the topping is a little crisp on top, soft and oatmealy just underneath. Will definitely make again.
First time making cobbler of any sort and this was an easy one and quite tasty. My only complaint is that it was too runny. Perhaps I'll add tapioca like another reader suggested. Perfectly peachy, not too sweet or tangy. Oatmeal cookie topping was a home run. I doubled the topping but next time I'll only make 1.5 times batch since I had extra and the top of my 13x9x2 was almost fully covered (not that left over cookie dough is a bad thing, I just don't bake much). Believe it or not, my kids (5 and 2) who love peaches really didn't like it, but hubby and I raved!! Would make again and make sure I have ice cream in the house. HINT: place peaches in boiling water for 1 minute, make an X in the bottom and the skin easily peels off by gently squeezing with thumb and fingers
Amazing! I made two servings in ramekins and the rest in a cast-iron skillet. I will definitely make it again.
Excellent use of a farmer's market basket of peaches. I followed recommendations and doubled the topping, which is delicious!
This is entirely too good. I love peaches AND oatmeal so this looked like a winner from the get-go. I agree with the other reviewers that I will likely increase the cookie part by at least half, to make the topping more substantial. Peeling the peaches was time-consuming but with a scoop of peach ice cream this cobbler was divine and I would definitely make it again.
This was excellent. Also, this recipe leaves alot open as to what one could experiment with either in the peaches or oatmeal cookie crust ( blueberries, cranraisins, bananas, apples, a little dark rum, etc) I will have fun experimenting. It was very easy and I made the oatmeal cookie recipe and peaches ahead of time and put in the oven about 20 minutes before guests arrived. Great aroma and very good.
I tried this after seeing it in Cooking Light and my husband absolutely loved it. The oatmeal cookie topping is a wonderful twist. I have made it three times this month!
My family and I all loved this recipe. The topping got nice and crispy, and complemented the peaches nicly. I might make a little more topping next time because it didn't completely cover the tope of the peaches.