Thursday, November 12, 2009

Easy Nectarine Cobbler

The colours in this photo are kind of weird because I was playing (unsuccessfully) with settings on our new camera. (Not a fancy new camera, just a point and shoot.)

This cobbler is really yummy and easy to put together. The top is like those perfect crunchy muffin tops, and the bottom is buttery and gooey. When I made this recipe, I halved it and baked it in a 5 inch round pan instead of an 8 inch square pan. I made this a while ago and I remember thinking that I had messed up somehow so I ended up making the recipe again immediately - which means I made the whole recipe, in two halves. And I couldn't fit all the nectarines in there - I only ended up using 1/2 cup for 1/2 the recipe (when I was supposed to use 1 1/2 cups nectarines for 1/2 the recipe). Despite my confusion with what I was doing, both halves ended up turning out the same and a delicious time was had by all.

Note: I think this cobbler is different than what's typically thought of as a cobbler (with fruit on the bottom and pieces of biscuit on top). But whatever you call it, it's good!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Cocoa-Nana Bread
Plum Sour Cream Kuchen
Strawberry Cream Cake
Strawberry Lemon Sunflower Seed Muffins

Easy Nectarine Cobbler
Adapted from Joy the Baker who adapted from The Pastry Queen

If you want you can add whipped cream or iced cream but we ate it without and it was delicious.

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cloves
3/4 cup milk
3 cups sliced nectarines, skins left on
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the butter in a medium saute pan set over medium high heat until it bubbles and turns a nut brown color. Watch the butter closely, as it can go from browned to burnt in just a few seconds. The butter will have all sorts of browned bits in it.

Pour the butter into an 8-inch or 9-inch square or round baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, baking powder and spices. Add milk and stir.

Pour the mixture on top of the melted butter. Do not stir. Without mixing, arrange the fruit evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake the cobbler for 40 to 45 minutes, until the top turns golden brown.


the ungourmet said...

These look really fun and delicious! I'd love to try them! :D

Grace said...

nectarines are kind of an underused fruit, wouldn't you say? they're perfect for a cobber, and i love the look of yours!

Bridges and Bites said...

I've never seen a nectarine cobbler before! Sounds so good. :-)

Hannah said...

Oh, what I wouldn't give to find some nectarines now, but they've long departed from grocery stores around here. I'll just have to drool over your photos!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Lovely cobbler. Anytime I can't think of how to use up fruit, I put it in a cobbler. Much easier than a pie.

Gary Jen and Ruby said...

Sounds delish, might have to try that one !

Luv the blog btw, always a good read.


kimberleyblue said...

I've never actually made a cobbler..lotsa crisps, lotsa crumbles, but never the cobbler.

I think I would like it with nectarines - sounds rustic and not too sweet!

lisaiscooking said...

I love the crunchy top. Looks delicious!

Johanna said...

sounds interesting - not at all what I thought a cobbler was but I think it is an upside down version of my idea of cobbler - is that why it is easy? I have nectarines right now and want to bake with them but it is too hot

Steph said...

I would love to have a nectarine now! The colours of my camera is always so weird. They used to be too blue and now they're too orange.

Deborah said...

I love cobblers!

Jacqueline said...

Mmmmmmm, I want my portion with custard please :)

katherine said...

I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! These cobblers looks so fun and delicious :)

Rose&Thorn said...

Nectarines are just coming into season, so this has come at just the right time.