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Peach Cobbler

Peach CobblerCanned sliced peaches flavored with lemon juice and a hint of cinnamon in a slightly thickened sauce, topped with prepared pie pastry. Serve it warm with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 (15-ounce each) cans canned sliced peaches in light syrup, drained*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pastry for single crust 9-inch pie
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful***
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place peaches in medium saucepan. Toss with cornstarch, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup Equal® and vanilla until dissolved. Spoon hot peach mixture into 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. Meanwhile, roll pie pastry on floured surface to form a 9-inch square. Place pastry over hot peach mixture. Trim and flute edge. Cut a few slits in top to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle top of pastry with combined 1 tablespoon Equal® and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Bake in preheated 400°F (205°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is crisp and lightly golden in color. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 2 (16-ounce each) packages frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed, drained. Increase Equal Spoonful to 1 cup.

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 221, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 33 g, fat 9 g, cholesterol 7 mg, sodium 231 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.