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Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, Exclusive: All-New Peach Cobbler


This new cobbler of mine has only half the sugar of my original recipe and a quarter of the butter. But it’s got 100 percent of the great peachy taste. The cobbler topping is out of this world, I tell you. My favorite part of this dessert is the sweet golden edges of the topping. I always cut myself off an end piece and let the rest of the family fall all over the middle.


  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) sliced peaches in juice, drained, with 1/4 cup juice reserved 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with the butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and arrange the peach slices on top. Drizzle over the reserved juice. Bake for about 40 minutes, until lightly golden and firm to the touch.

Serves 8-10


More about Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, 250 Recipes All Lightened Up

Paula Deen has lost over 40 pounds and has maintained her weight loss for over two years by swapping out ingredients to reduce fat and calories. Paula’s key to weight loss is moderation and accountability, and one day a week she still enjoys good old southern cooking with biscuits and all. One does not have to give up taste when reducing calories, and these recipes are a testament to that. Paula shares 250 of her favorite recipes lightened up. This brand-new, New York Times best-selling cookbook presents lightened up versions of fifty of her classic southern recipes and presents new recipes that cut the calories but not the delicious taste.

The New-York Times Best-Selling cookbook, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, is now available now at AmazonBarnes & NobleTarget, and your local bookstores!

Paula Deen - As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream — married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys — when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started The Bag Lady, a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen's professional cooking career. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering lunch-and-love-in-a-bag, beginning in June 1989, Paula turned her life around by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.