I am about to bring you a seriously delicious treat that came from an accident. But first? Some facts.
Fact: I like peaches
Fact: I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a Nectarine
Fact: Trader Joe is a sneaky sneaky man
Alright, now that we have all of our facts straight, I can share a story. My dad and I were grocery shopping a few weeks ago and I saw a whole bunch of peaches in these cute baskets. I was SO excited both for the basket and also for the fragrant peaches inside of them. I snagged one off the pile but when I got home I realized I had made a horrible mistake… I bought nectarines.
At first, I was heartbroken. I wanted peaches, not these crazy nectarines. My sadness quickly turned into anger. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS CRAZY PEACH-LIKE FRUIT IS! Then I decided to blame Trader Joe for putting such similar looking fruits in the same freaking place. How easy to make a mistake. Joe, you’re a jerk….
Rather than wallowing in my sadness, I decided to make lemonade (ya know, when life gives you lemons..blahblahblah). Actually, I started to google recipes for nectarines and one of the first ones that showed up was nectarine cobbler. I was sold. I decided to tweak it a little bit and I’m so glad I did. This cobbler is delicious and the raspberries add just enough of a bite to keep my tongue happy :).
Nectarine, Raspberry Cobbler
adapted from the Food Network
3 cups sliced nectarines
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup unpacked light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To prepare the topping: In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, the sugar, and the baking powder. Add the milk and the butter and beat until smooth.
To prepare the filling: In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 5-10 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 13×9-inch glass baking dish. Spoon the topping over the filling and spread carefully and evenly with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 30-40 minutes or until topping is lightly golden and a cake tester inserted into the center of topping comes out clean.
That’s it!! It was delicious and got my friend Ben’s stamp of approval. Make it while there is still some fresh fruit out there!! Or you can bookmark it for next summer :).
Enjoy, my friends!