Chef’s Notes: Peach cobbler with cream is one of my favorite desserts, and peach season always gets me thinking about it. But, I wondered, is there a way to enjoy those flavors, without all the pastry and sugar? Yes, there is, I discovered when I created this yummy recipe!
Creamy Baked Peaches
1 fresh peach
1/2 cup cottage cheese*
1 T. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Peel peach, cut in half, and remove pit. Place peach halves in small shallow baking dish. Combine cottage cheese, honey, and cinnamon; scoop onto peach halves. Bake 15 minutes. Garnish with walnuts and mint.
Pictured with Oven-baked Frittata with Mushrooms and Bacon
*All cottage cheeses are not created equal. Some are moist, some dry, some salty, some sweet. I used Michigan Brand cottage cheese, which is quite dry and slightly sweet. I don’t know how this recipe would work with a cottage cheese of a different consistency and/or flavor. Ricotta could be substituted.
As an alternative, slice or dice the peaches rather than leaving whole, and substitute real maple syrup for the honey. Bake, and then use as a topping for a whole wheat waffle.