I have to admit, I welcome any reason to celebrate and be festive. National Donut Day? Yes please, I’ll take a dozen! National Cheese Day? Hellooo, Cooper Sharp slices, right out of the deli bag! First day of fall? I’m digging out my pumpkin coffee mug, my cinnamon gum, my autumn harvest candles and grabbing my cornstalks from Produce Junction before you can mutter the words “it’s fall ya’ll.”
Well, August is National Peach Month, and I am HERE for it. Nothing beats a drippy peach that runs down your chin as you take a bite. YUM. I love the versatility of peaches, too. They’re delicious grilled atop a salad with chicken, they’re delicious in a glass of wine-turned-sangria, they’re great chopped up in cottage cheese as a healthy and fast breakfast – basically, they’re just delicious any way you slice ‘em!
One of my favorite things to prepare as a hostess or to take along to a get together is a great dessert. So, I figured there is no better time to share with you one of my favorite and super easy dessert recipes that is always a huge hit AND it features, you guessed it, peaches! Serve this with some vanilla ice cream, or whip up a batch of whipped cream and dig right in. Then, go back for seconds (and thirds – no judgment here!)!
“Shortcut” Peach Cobbler
1 box of yellow cake mix
3 cans of sliced peaches (drained) or 4 fresh peaches sliced
4 oz of cream cheese (I use 1/3 fat)
4 oz plain Greek yogurt (I use nonfat)
1/3 c salted butter (softened)
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond (optional, but I love almond in just about everything!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together the cake mix, the butter and 1 egg to make the crumble. Set 1 cup of the crumble aside for the topping. Press the remaining crumble dough into a greased 9×13 baking dish (glass is best). Bake for 10 minutes.
While the base bakes, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla/almond. Layer the peaches on top of the bottom crust. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the peaches. Sprinkle with the reserved crumble. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Pictures by: Me! Isn’t my Grandmother’s casserole basket so picnic perfect?! I love it.