Save Room for Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler
If you need a fast and flavorful dessert this summer or want to use fruit before it spoils, this recipe combines nectarines and blueberries takes only 15 minutes to assemble. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler
Prep: 15 MINUTES
Cook: 1 HOUR
Total: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
6 ripe nectarines, about 1 pound
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant tapioca
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced into small pieces, plus more for the pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced into small pieces
1 large egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.
For the fruit: Halve the nectarines along their natural seam, but leave skins on. Cut each half into 3 wedges. Toss nectarines with blueberries, sugar, and tapioca and put into a buttered 9-inch round gratin or casserole dish. Dot the top of the fruit with the pieces of butter.
For the cobbler top: Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub in 2 tablespoons of the butter with your fingertips until no visible pieces remain. Rub in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter just until it is in even, pea-size pieces. Whisk together the egg and cream and stir into the dry ingredients to make a shaggy, loose dough.
Spoon large spoonfuls of dough on top of the fruit in clumps (it should look like rough, old-fashioned cobblestones, hence the name cobbler). Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the topping comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cobbler on a rack, about 20 minutes.
Serve warm or room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
Serving suggestions: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network. Photos are author’s own.