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Sweet Treats: Personal Peach-Blueberry Cobblers

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
8/24/2008 9:28 PM   :  33 comments

My fridge is full of the last blueberries of the season, and an overflowing basket of white peaches is ripening on the counter. It's about 8 p.m. on a Sunday, and my boyfriend and I have just cleaned up from dinner and are just settling down to read. About 30 minutes later, I am restless. I glance longingly at the peaches. I've eaten three since yesterday, leaning over the sink to catch the juice that runs down my chin. The sweet, succulent flesh pulls clean off the pit and the downy skin is soft against my tongue. Sigh. I'm craving cobbler, but I don't want to expend the energy (or the calories). Then remember I have whole wheat fillo dough in the freezer. Maybe…

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I wash and skin one ripe peach, rinse a cup of blueberries, and cut a 2-inch length from the end of the frozen dough. I chop the dough into bits and flake it with my fingers.
After a dusting of sugar, the berries and sliced peach go into a small greased casserole, and I cover them with the flaky dough. A spritz of nonstick cooking spray and a bit more sugar and some cinnamon, and the dish is ready for the oven.

A half-hour later, our dessert is ready. We devour it with two spoons and no guilt. This makeshift cobbler has just 163 calories and 2 grams of fat.

Find the recipe here.

Daily Spark Tip:
Blueberries are seriously good for you. I eat at least a handful most mornings, with yogurt and homemade granola, in oatmeal or atop cereal and soy milk.

Blueberries are small and mighty, known for their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. They also contain anthocyanin, the antioxidant that gives the berry its deep color and may also help improve learning and memory (according to studies on mice). Like most berries, blueberries are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, as well as B vitamins, fiber and vitamins C, E and K.

Blueberries have been proven to protect against mental deterioration, they contain more antioxidants than almost any other fruit, and they are chock full of nutrients.

A cup (two servings) has just 80 calories and 4 grams of fiber!

Peaches contain less than 40 calories per medium fruit, and each one packs 1 1/2 grams of fiber!



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Comments

  • 33
    Sounds good; I have blueberries in the freezer. - 7/21/2012   10:00:17 AM
  • DQLWORSHIPS
    32
    My mother-in-law gave me several bags of frozen blueberries and I've used several in smoothies but since peaches are now in season, I have the perfect recipie to spruce up the berries. - 7/20/2012   2:31:10 PM
  • JUICYSWEETS
    31
    sounds amazing! I love white peaches, they are soooooo delicious :) - 11/20/2009   1:35:41 AM
  • 30
    Funny, I just this summer discovered sliced peaches and blueberries make a delish salad. Something special about that combo. - 11/17/2009   1:11:36 AM
  • 30LBSOVER50
    29
    love this - 10/17/2009   11:32:08 AM
  • 28
    Wow, sounds perfect for fall harvest fruits! I can't wait to test it out! - 9/28/2009   8:23:47 PM
  • 27
    Sounds great . . . will definitely try!! - 4/27/2009   1:48:27 AM
  • 26
    I buy frozen blueberries as they are always cheaper than fresh. They are frozen when they are fresh, so they are just as good. - 2/27/2009   10:00:30 PM
  • 25
    sounds great. thanks - 2/12/2009   8:21:03 AM
  • 24
    Thanks for the recipe! I love blueberries, I have some on my oatmeal EVERY morning along with cinnamon..have been doing so for several years and not tired of it yet. The cinnamon is to help with diabetes and I swear I think it helps. Now as far as blueberries keeping the mind sharp....uh..in my case not sure it it working that well..lol - 2/2/2009   7:14:46 AM
  • 23
    Boy, that sounds good and easy. I think it would be a great way to use up extra fruit. - 1/4/2009   9:18:29 AM
  • 22
    I like to add a half cup (or so) of frozen (thawed) blueberries to my oatmeal. It's delicious, and the blueberries are sweet enough that I don't have to add any sugar or sweetener to the oatmeal. - 12/8/2008   10:13:36 AM
  • 21
    Blueberries are Absolutely one of my Fav's besides Peaches, Strawberries and Kiwi fruit!! Blend them all together and your mouth is having a Party!! - 9/17/2008   10:50:43 PM
  • 20
    Wow! I tried this last night with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries mixed together. Boy, was it yummy!! I did the crust a bit differently. One half of a sheet of crumpled phyllo was on the bottom and sides of my itty-bitty cassarole dish and the rest was flaked onto the top. I rated this recipe with 5 stars in the recipe section. I think I'll have it again today. - 8/31/2008   12:10:01 PM
  • HNOTTINGHAM
    19
    Sounds delicious. I never thought to use dough on top - 8/30/2008   5:10:07 PM
  • WISEONE
    18
    i lost 58 lbs since last july



    wiseone - 8/27/2008   8:26:49 AM
  • SCRAPBOOKMOM
    17
    what is fillo dough and where do you find it? - 8/26/2008   10:36:57 PM
  • 16
    I love this idea... I've got filo dough in my freezer right now and I'm wondering what to do with it... and this is great! I think I'll make it for Saturday breakfast. Mmmmm I can't wait! - 8/25/2008   10:23:22 PM
  • 15
    I enjoy freezing the fresh fruit for smoothies later in the year. They are great for mid winter tastes of the season.

    But, I must admit, this does sound yummy! - 8/25/2008   4:38:10 PM
  • JAZZERCISEGENIE
    14
    sounds really good do not filo dough but may get some. - 8/25/2008   3:36:04 PM
  • 13
    Sounds yummy! I'll be sure and try this recipe. Thanks! - 8/25/2008   9:20:13 AM
  • 12
    I didn't know about whole wheat phyllo dough. I need to go shopping. What a treat to keep in the freezer to make healthy desserts. - 8/25/2008   7:28:14 AM
  • 11
    Thanks for the rcipe. - 8/25/2008   6:38:29 AM
  • 10
    Thanks for the receipt. I will try this one. - 8/25/2008   2:23:16 AM
  • 9
    Oh yummmmm I will sure be trying those I love blueberries and peaches. I make a blueberry oatmeal for breakfast often. - 8/25/2008   1:17:39 AM
  • 8
    Two of my favorite fruits - yummy! - 8/25/2008   12:51:50 AM
  • 7
    sounds really great will try soon yummy - 8/25/2008   12:38:33 AM
  • 6
    Sounds good I will have to try! - 8/25/2008   12:30:29 AM
  • 5
    Sounds good but, I'm going to try this without the peaches. Maybe I'll use blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries all jumbled together. I don't like peaches much. - 8/24/2008   11:23:39 PM
  • 4
    Blueberries and peaches are two of my favorite fruits from summer's bounty. I'm sure I'd love this cobbler. Alas, although I have the fruit here, I don't have the filo dough. I'll have to get some and try this soon, before the price of blueberries spikes again. - 8/24/2008   10:42:53 PM
  • 3
    Blueberries are a fave of mine as well! I like 30 g of Fiber One cereal with 50 g of blueberries, 100 g of plain fat free yogurt and 8 g of sugar. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!! - 8/24/2008   10:30:54 PM
  • 2
    I love blueberries. I eat a cup with .5 splenda on them with them frozen. It is like eating ice cream. - 8/24/2008   9:48:22 PM
  • 1
    Blueberries are great. Sam's Club had two pound boxes for about $5 last week, so I bought two and made blueberry sorbet. - 8/24/2008   9:41:50 PM

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