Cherry Filled Baked Peach and Pie Topping

It’s possible to make Cherry Cream Pie without the sugar high! Try my sweet dessert with 75 percent less sugar.
Serves 8
Course Dessert
Skill Intermediate
Cherry Filled Baked Peach and Pie Topping
Cherry Filled Baked Peach and Pie Topping
Cherry Filled Baked Peach and Pie Topping
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2
Cut the peaches in half and carefully remove the pit. Cut a small piece out of the bottom of the peach to help prevent the halves from rolling. Scoop out roughly 1 ounce from the inside of the peach, leaving 1/2 inch of flesh around the center of the peach.
Step 3
Reserve the peach and its juices that you scooped out, and roughly chop it up and set aside.
Step 4
In a medium sized bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups cherries, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, a dash of cinnamon, a pinch of salt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/4 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir all of the ingredients together and combine.
Step 5
Fill the peach halves with four cherries and a little of the reserved chopped peaches in their juice.
Step 6
To a food processor, add 4 cups whole wheat graham cracker, broken up slightly, 1 ripe banana, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Pulse the mixture until a dough has formed.
Step 7
Remove from the food processor, and dust a parchment covered flat surface with the flour. Place another piece of parchment on top of the dough.
Step 8
Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Remove one layer of parchment, and dust the top with slightly more flour. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into 32 strips.
Step 9
Lace the strips of dough over the cherry filled peaches. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Step 10
Scoop off the top creamy layer of the chilled canned of coconut milk (about 1/4 of the can). Using a whisk or handheld blender, whip together the coconut milk with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
Step 11
Once done baking, allow the peaches to cool slightly. When you are ready to serve, top each peach with a dollop of the coconut whip cream.
Step 12
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories: 294.2, Protein: 4.447 g, Carbohydrate: 58.3 g, Dietary Fiber: 5.767 g, Total Sugars: 27.1 g, Total Fat: 5.895 g, Saturated Fat: 1.411 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Calcium: 35.5 mg, Iron: 2.264 mg, Magnesium: 19.7 mg, Potassium: 285.1 mg, Sodium: 278.6 mg