Nectarine Cobbler

July 18th, 2010 by Victoria

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This is the first season I have really gotten into nectarines. I usually am all about strawberry anything since they are my favorite, but I took the chance to try nectarines again and I have a new found love for them! Tasty and juicy with a really fresh crunch, so delicious! So I had bought a big box of them and a bunch of them were about to go go bad then I found this recipe. Joy the Baker’s Nectarine and Cream Cobbler. I really get happy when I find a recipe that sounds so good and yep I have all the ingredients in my house! The surprise of this recipe, the brown butter. I knew about brown butter and it is supposed to be so delicious. This is the first recipe I can now defend this brown butter love I have heard so much about. SO good, like really darn good! I ate a piece of this cobbler with some tart frozen yogurt, it was the perfect dessert for summer. The dessert makes 4 large servings or 6 small. Please try it, its easy simple and so very tasty!

Nectarine Cobbler
adapted from Joy the Baker

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, I didn’t have any cloves so I used cardamom, was still good!
pinch of nutmeg
3/4 cup milk, I used nonfat
3 cups sliced nectarines, skins left on
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a medium saute pan set over medium high heat until it bubbles and turns a nut brown color. Slowly stirring, watch the butter closely don’t just throw it in and run away! It can go from browned to burnt in just a few seconds. The butter will foam up and have all sorts of browned bits in it you will know when the butter is browned you can smell it and see the brown bits floating around. It is so good trust me!
Pour the butter into an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking dish.

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

Pour the mixture on top of the melted butter. Don’t stir it, without mixing, arrange the fruit evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle with the brown sugar.

Bake the cobbler for 40 to 45 minutes, until the top turns golden brown. The batter will rise up and migrate from the bottom of the pan to cover the fruit. Serve warm with tart frozen yogurt, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Thank you Joy the Baker for showing me the love of brown butter!

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