Elevate a classic cobbler with nutty, caramel brown butter and fresh nectarines. This recipe is a light, sweet dessert that any fruit lover will love! Serve this homemade cobbler with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Looking for more cobbler recipes? Make this easy pear cobbler with fresh or canned pears. This recipe is just as quick and delicious as our nectarine version. Add some warming spices if you're feeling extra festive or keep things simple with a classic batter.
Why You’ll Love This Easy Stone Fruit Dump Cake
This recipe couldn’t get any easier. Simple melt butter, pour over a quick homemade batter and top with fruit. A dump cake is when you pour ingredients over one another in one dish and simply pop it into the oven to bake. Besides mixing your batter, you won’t have to do any additional mixing to make this delightful fruity treat.
An Alternative To Homemade Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a popular recipe to make during the summer when ripe peaches are in season. But people often overlook nectarines! Ripe nectarines are sweet, juicy and delicious. They make an excellent substitute for peaches and have a similar flavor.
Other Flavor Combinations
- Raspberry Nectarine
- Plum Nectarine
- Peach Nectarine
- Apricot Nectarine
- Cherry Nectarine
- Blueberry Nectarine
- Blackberry Nectarine
Baked in a Cast Iron Skillet
Making cobbler in a cast iron skillet has two benefits. First, you can melt the butter while the skillet is on the stovetop to make brown butter. Usually, with a cobbler, you place the baking dish in the oven to let the butter melt. But this way, you can heat the butter until you smell a nutty aroma and it turns golden brown. Use a white rubber spatula or wooden spoon to stir the butter as it gets frothy with little bubbles. This will help you see the color of the brown butter and know when to stop heating.
Second, a cast iron skillet is naturally non-stick. So your cobbler is easy to scoop and serve. I also love the rustic look of baking in a cast iron skillet. It adds another fun touch to a home-baked dessert and is a wonderful way to wow your guests.
Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream
I find any cobbler is best served with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream. I recommend looking for a brand with clean ingredients for the best flavor and texture. I like to use locally made ice creams or buy Häagen-Dazs from the grocery store to avoid brands that use artificial flavors or thickeners.
A Family Recipe
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This recipe and these photos are so special to me! I originally got this recipe from Evan's mom and their family calls this "Peach Treat." We typically make this dish with fresh peaches, however I often used canned or fresh nectarines if I have those. I loved taking these pictures because I got to include so many unique props.
Starting with the focal point, the cast iron skillet! This is Evan's skillet and he is obsessed with cooking in cast iron, as he should because it is such an awesome way to prepare food. I then included these vintage Pfaltzgraff dishes and this Gilchrist No. 31 vintage scoop from Evan's grandma. How adorable are they! Finally, the grey backdrop was a gift from Evan's dad.
Family is so special to me and these photos would not exist without it! And this recipe would not have entered my life. It's a good thing I met Evan, even if it's just to bless you people with a mouth-watering, buttery nectarine cobbler that you'll sneak a slice of for breakfast.
- Fresh Nectarines or Peaches
- Granulated Sugar
- Salted Butter
- Baking Powder
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes! Our family makes this recipe in an 11x7-inch glass dish. I would recommend using this or a 9" pie dish if you don't want to use a cast iron skillet.
Yes! You can use canned fruit like canned peaches. I find that fresh sliced fruit offers the best flavor and texture, but canned fruit still makes for a tasty treat.
The great thing about cobblers is you can use unripe or ripe fruit. If your nectarines aren’t soft yet, that’s okay! They will soften as they bake. If you have overly ripe nectarines, these will work great too. They’ll just be a bit more challenging to slice into even, neat slices.
This cobbler can sit at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. I covered my cast iron skillet with a piece of foil for easy storage.
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