This easy dessert is sure to please the whole family!
For the topping:
½ stick (¼ cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
For the batter:
1½ sticks (¾ cup) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups blueberries, picked over and rinsed
2 nectarines, pitted and cut into 1-inch wedges
1. Make the topping: In a small bowl, blend together the butter, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until the mixture resembles coarse meal; chill the topping while making the batter.
2. Make the batter: In a small bowl with an electric mixer or a stand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar and beat in the vanilla. In a small bowl stir together the baking powder, the flour, and the salt, beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture alternately with the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, and fold in the blueberries and the nectarines.
3. Spread the batter in a well-buttered 10-by 2-inch round cake pan or 2-quart baking pan, sprinkle the topping evenly over it and bake the buckle in the middle of a preheated 350° oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean and the topping is crisp and golden. Serve the buckle with whipped cream or ice cream.
Though the calendar may say September, the recent sunny weather has the gardens thinking it’s still high summer as they continue to produce favorites for this week’s box like heirloom tomatoes, grilling peppers and zucchini, as well as crisp salad greens, edible flowers and the first of the early autumn sweet corn. Also included: All the ingredients for a nectarine galette tart topped with honey-cinnamon crème fraîche—pop that in the oven, then uncork a bottle of French Rosé and toast to lingering summer.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Sweet Corn Fritters
These perfectly-crisp fritters are sure to be a new fall favorite!
This rustic Provencal dish is summer in a bowl, crafted with zucchini, eggplant and tomatoes.
Grilled Peppers & Zucchini
Serve these classic grilled vegetables from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy atop warm bread.
These addictive peppers are wonderful for snacking, or served with burgers, tacos and sandwiches.
Billy Mills’ Corn Relish
This classic recipe hails from The Complete Book of Pickles and Relishes, and is a true farmhouse standby!
Sprinkled with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, this fresh tart is sure to please.
Honey-Cinnamon Crème Fraîche
This amazing combination is wonderful atop a fruit galette, baked apples or even poached pears!