This is not your ordinary cobbler with tons of sugar and cream. This relies mainly on the sweetness of the fresh organic peaches and crisp Gala apples to deserve being called dessert. The topping compliments it perfectly with crunchy sweetness and just a hint of saltiness.
The oatmeal crust originated from Vegetarian Times. Though it was meant to be pressed in a pie pan, I thought it would be a perfect cobbler topping. I added sliced almonds because I'm convinced nuts make everything better!
Apple Peach Cobbler
4 small fresh organic peaches (ripe but still a little firm), sliced
3 small organic Gala or similar apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp apple cider
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup oat flour (or grind oats in spice grinder)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup Earth Balance Butter Spread, melted
3 TBS sliced almonds
In a 9 inch glass or ceramic pie dish, add sliced fruit and sprinkle with lemon juice and apple cider.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In medium sized bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, melted Earth balance and almonds. Mix well and spoon on top of peaches and apples.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until top is slightly brown. Remove and let cool.
A perfect summer dessert. This serves well warm or cold. I prefer it chilled, especially on a hot day. This will also keep for a few days in the refrigerator, so you can make it ahead of time.