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.

The cobbler is baked in a 19th century French baking dish.  Warning: oozing might occur.

The cobbler is baked in a 19th century French baking dish. Warning: oozing might occur.

Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

Servings: 8

Prep: 15 MINUTES

Cook: 1 HOUR

Total: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

Fruit

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

Cobbler Top

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

DIRECTIONS

  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Serve warm or room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

  6. Serving suggestions: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

The fruit is tossed with a little sugar and instant tapioca and then dotted with butter before the topping.

The fruit is tossed with a little sugar and instant tapioca and then dotted with butter before the topping.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network. Photos are author’s own.

mary van hielFood, Love