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Nectarine Recipes 2017-03-06T12:57:40+00:00

Nectarine Recipes

Nectarine Cobbler

1-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup milk
6 nectarines, sliced
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and 1 cup sugar. In separate bowl, mix egg, butter and milk. Stir into the flour mixture, mix until well combined. Pour into a buttered 1-1/2 quart shallow baking dish. In another bowl, combine nectarines with lemon juice, lemon rind, vanilla and cinnamon. Spread over the batter. In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine 1 cup water and remaining 1 cup sugar; pour over fruit. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 45 minutes. Let cool.

Nectarine Brown Betty

Stale bread, broken into small pieces mixed with 1/2 cup brown sugar to make 2 cups of crumbs
1/3 cup hot water
5 cups peeled, sliced fresh nectarines
5 tablespoons melted butter
Cream or whipped cream

Butter a 1-1/2 quart baking dish. In a bowl, toss crumbs and melted butter together lightly. Spread 1/3 crumbs in baking dish. In another bowl, toss nectarines and sugar. Spread half nectarine mixture over the crumbs; add another layer of crumbs, a layer of remaining nectarines, and the rest of the crumbs on top. Add the hot water. Cover with a lid or with foil and bake for 35 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F oven. Serve warm with cream. (Can also be made with peaches.)

Nectarine Sauce

2 or 3 fresh nectarines
1/4 teaspoon ground clover
3-1/2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup water

Thinly slice nectarines to measure 1-1/2 cups. Blend corn starch, sugar, water, and cloves in sauce pan. Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened. Stir in lemon juice, butter and nectarines; heat one minute longer. Makes 6 servings.

General Nectarine Information

Nectarines are delicious raw, whole for eating, or cut up in fruit salads. They can also be used in almost any recipe that calls for peaches. Nectarines can be stewed in the microwave, too: for 1/2 pound sliced nectarines, or about 1 cup, microwave in a hot syrup* for 3 minutes on high.

*For syrup, heat 1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water for approximately 3 minutes.