Nectarine Buckle - Everyday Food

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nectarine Buckle
Why does summer rock?
Two words: Stone. Fruit.

During the "winter" ("winter" is in quotes because, um, I live in Southern California and the three days of rain and week of cold temps (like 50 degrees!!! Freeeeeeezing!!!) is our "winter"), I eat citrus fruit and imagine they are apricots or plums.

So when the stone fruits start popping up in the farmer's market, I know summer is officially here!

Nectarine Buckle
This is a super easy, versatile and delicious stone fruit buckle. Everyday Food's original recipe uses peaches and I've made it before with peaches and blueberries.

Nectarine Buckle
I hope you are eating your fair share of stone fruit this summer! I'm sad that school is starting soon...a sign that my stone fruit season will be ending soon. :(

Nectarine Buckle

Adapted from Peach Buckle from Everyday Food (November 2003)

Nectarine Buckle
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds nectarines, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (4 cups)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup sliced almonds

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" square baking pan with parchment and butter/flour or spray with Pam with Flour. Original recipe uses a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar until fluffy. I used a Kitchen Aid with paddle Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla; beat to combine.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat until incorporated. Fold in nectarines.
4. Spread batter in prepared pan. In a small bowl, mix together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and almonds. Sprinkle mixture over top; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and topping is golden, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.
5. I cut mine into squares and placed them in cupcake liners for easy serving.
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have a very similar cake baking in the oven. I decided on apricots. Stone fruits are some of my favorite, too. I love your presentation!

Kirbie said... [Reply to comment]

This looks soo good! And a lot easier to make then another stone fruit cake recipe I saw.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

they look really good!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said... [Reply to comment]

yeah, stone fruit is king!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

How pretty, I would gladly take some of this off your hands

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

umm, this looks de-lish. i think i'll use up the last of our peaches to make this!

kimberleyblue said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so pretty and summery. Definitely a perfect way to enjoy all those ripe peaches I have in the markets around me!

SweetThingsTO said... [Reply to comment]

Looks lovely. My sister loves making buckle - I just sent her this link to your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Could these little beauties look any better...hmmm...noooo. LOVE THEM.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Now I know what to do with the abundance of mango nectarines sitting in the fridge. I've never made a buckle...this sounds yummy.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

I'm very sad about the impending end of stone fruit season too! :( This buckle looks delicious. Much better than a crumble!

sheila @ Elements said... [Reply to comment]

How interesting! It's such a pretty dessert and it looks awesome! I've never made a dessert with nectarines before. I would like to try though. sounds great! :)

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