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Sweet Summer Peaches

Sweet Summer Peaches

Spiced Peach Cobbler
By Chef Shana

For the crust:
2 cups walnuts
½ cup raisins
½ cup dates, pitted

• Place all the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Be sure to evenly distribute the dates and raisins. Separating the dates will keep them from clumping together while being processed.
• Process until coarsely chopped.
• Remove ¾ cup of the mixture and set aside. This reserved mixture will be used for the crumbled topping later.
• Continue to process the remaining mixture, the crust, until finely chopped.

Walnut Crust

Walnut Crust

• Pour this crust mixture into an 8×8 baking dish. Evenly distribute along the bottom of the pan then press firmly in place, forming a bottom crust.

Pressed Walnut Crust

Pressed Walnut Crust

 

For the filling:
6 ripe sweet peaches, thinly sliced

Ripe Organic Peaches

Ripe Organic Peaches

Sweet and Juicy

Sweet and Juicy

Sliced Peaches

Sliced Peaches

 

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Cinnamon

½ tsp cinnamon

A dash, a pinch, a smidgen of nutmeg...

A dash, a pinch, a smidgen of nutmeg…

1 smidgen nutmeg

Psyllium

Psyllium

1 Tbl psyllium
¼ tsp lemon zest
½ cup dates, pitted

• Place half of the sliced peaches into a food processor fitted with the “S” blade.
• Add the remaining 5 ingredients: dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, psyllium and lemon zest.
• Process into a smooth sauce.

Spiced Peach Sauce

Spiced Peach Sauce

• Pour the sauce over the reserved sliced peaches and toss until completely incorporated, coating all the peaches evenly.
• Pour this mixture onto the prepared crust in the baking dish.

Sliced Peaches with Spiced Sauce

Sliced Peaches with Spiced Sauce

• Sprinkle the reserved crust topping evenly over the top of the mixed peaches and serve.

Cobbler Crumble

Cobbler Crumble

Note: As with all raw fruit desserts, this peach cobbler is fresh and full of enzymes, so it oxidizes quickly. It will last one to two days refrigerated, but it is best when served immediately.

Spiced Peach Cobbler

Spiced Peach Cobbler

“A Georgia peach, a real Georgia peach, a backyard great-grandmother’s orchard peach, is as thickly furred as a sweater, and so fluent and sweet that once you bite through the flannel, it brings tears to your eyes.”
~Melissa Fay Greene, ‘Praying for Sheetrock’

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Comments on: "Spiced Peach Cobbler" (30)

  1. Giacinta said:

    Shana!!! How awesome! I love the recipe and I love how detailed and exact you shared the ingredients, what to do, how to do it and what it all looks like! Brilliantly and beautifully done! 🙂 I am a very visual person so all the photos are such a special TREAT and so helpful!!! 🙂 Such an awesome job you did here!!! Thank you SOOOO much! 🙂 ❤

    • I am so thrilled you love this recipe, Giacinta! I couldn’t agree more, I also love pictures of food. I rarely buy cookbooks without photography. Peaches are so gorgeous this season, so I wanted to show how juicy, sweet and divine they truly are. I earnestly hope you make this fresh dessert. I think you will be very very delighted with it.
      Buon Appetito, Bella! 🙂 ♥

  2. I really enjoyed this, too, Shana — loved the precision of the recipe and the gorgeousness of the photos. Congratulations!

    • You are a dear heart, Lea! I am really happy you enjoyed this post. The recipe was a delight to write, photograph and eat! I love to create and this dish felt like pure edible art. I loved slicing those gorgeous peaches! 🙂 Many thanks to you.
      Cheers!

  3. Carol west said:

    Shana, this looks delicious. The pics are wonderful, and the directions are excellent. Can’t wait to try this, especially with peaches still in season.

    • Thank you, Carol. Yes, I agree- try the recipe while the peachces are still in season. The dish wouldn’t be the same if the fruit wasn’t juicy and SWEET. Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Carol West said:

    Could you make this with apples?

    • Carol, you could certainly use apples. I would make a few changes to the recipe if you did that. Apples aren’t typically as sweet as ripe peaches, so you may have to add a little sweetener to the mix. The dates may be enough to sweeten it up, but if you wanted a little more of a sweet kick, I would add a little honey or agave to do the trick. I would also increase the amount of cinnamon, because I love that combo- apples and cinnamon make an excellent pair. Be sure the apples were sliced thin, because they are harder and crunchier than peaches. You want the dessert to be sweet but also have a pleasant mouth feel. Those are some of my thoughts, but of course, you are not limited here. Play around with it all and have fun experimenting! I am sure whatever you do will be wonderfully delicious!

  5. Mouth watering delight to my eyes, the last shot did me in, I wanted to bite the screen. HaHa. Your method of guiding us can openers to manufacture something that looks so amazingly delicious and easy as opening a can. I imagin the taste and health and no doubt many expressions of enjoyment from whom ever I might be (maybe) so willing to share. You Shana the epitome of masterful simplicity a tasteful presentation – Thanks for sharing your Skill and style.

    • Thank you so much! You too can be a master of tasteful simplicity. It occurs the second your teeth sink into that summer peach and you shutter at the sweet delight of nature’s succulent gift. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. I know you have a VitaMix at home. You can use it instead of the food processor if you wanted to give the recipe a try…soon, while the peaches are still at their peak- ripe, juicy and sweet!
      Goda della semplicità dolce!
      Lots of love, always ♥♥♥

  6. Looks yummy. I can’t wait to try it. Can you substitute walnuts for pecans? I absolutely love the picture, by picture, play by play.

    ~ Angel

    • Hi Angel,
      You can absolutely use pecans instead. I think that would be delicious! I am so glad you like this post. I know how much you love food photography! You should definitely try this easy dessert while the summer peaches are still super sweet. And, let me know when you do! 🙂 You will love it!
      Sweet blessings,
      Shana

  7. Lyn Ryan said:

    Wow! Fantastic recipe! Thank you, Shana! 🙂

  8. I can say first hand that this peach cobbler is awesome… shana made this for a group of women last year and i was in heaven… i highly recommend making and enjoying this while peaches are still in season….
    enjoy 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Marina. I know how much you LOVE peaches. Blessings to you, dear friend! 🙂

  9. This looks and sounds heavenly! I need to get a food processor first, otherwise I’d make it tonight. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Hi Beth, you could probably make this in a VitaMix or other quality blender. I hope you do get to try it. Peace and love to you!

  10. Giacinta said:

    I made it!!! It’s great!!! 🙂 Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! 🙂 ❤

    • Yay, Giacinta! That is wonderful. I hope it was easy and very DELICIOUS! 🙂 ♥

      • Giacinta said:

        Shana – it was so SOOO easy to make and DELICIOUS beyond compare! I served it to some of the most discriminating raw vegan paletes and they all loved it so so much! It was amazing and I’m planning on making another one today if I could get the peaches. I can’t help but want to share such delicious and nutritious food so I will with my neighbor across the hall who was a raw foodie for a year before getting pregnant. She still loves loves loves raw as does her husband and two children, ages 10 and 13. Every time I bring something by they are so grateful so I will definitely share this with them. Thanks again for the amazing recipe and luscious tasting cobbler! 🙂 xox ❤

      • Giacinta, I am so happy this was easy and DELICIOUS for you! Yay! I am glad to hear everyone enjoyed it! Please do share it with everyone you know. I love sharing good food with others. Food, especially when it is not only delicious but HEALTHY, brings so much love and joy to people’s hearts and souls. You are so very welcome, Giacinta! 🙂 xox ♥

  11. Wow – so beautifully done, Shana! I can taste it right now. I still have very fond sensory memories of eating this outside along the river last year when you gifted us gals with this fabulous treat! I can’t wait to share this with my mom. Thanks again dear heart!

    • Thank you, Ginette! Yes, that was such a fun demo I did for you and the VISTA girls last summer at the cabin- sweet memories. 🙂 I hope your mom enjoys this dessert as much as we did. Big hugs to you both!

  12. Candace Felt said:

    Can I do the same with a Vitamix instead of a food processor?

    • Hi Candace, I think a VitaMix would work just fine. Have fun playing around with the recipe! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

  13. Peach cobbler looks amazing!!!!can’t wait to make it, when peaches are in season, pictures are gorgeous, thanks for the recipe, I am a friend of giacinta, she is an angel….

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad you stopped by to check out my recipe. It is a pleasure to know you are a friend of Giacinta’s and it is a pleasure to connect with you here! Many blessings to you.

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