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.
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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:
Can I use a different baking dish?
Yes! Traditionally, our family makes this recipe in an 11x7 inch glass dish. I would recommend using this size instead of a cast iron skillet.
Can you use canned fruit?
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.
Does your fruit have to be fully ripe?
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.
How to store?
This cobbler can sit at room temperature for up to 3 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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Brown Butter Nectarine Cobbler
This easy nectarine cobbler is made with nutty brown butter and fresh sliced nectarines. Serve this homemade cobbler with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 60
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups fresh nectarines, sliced (or peaches)
- ⅓ cup salted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
- vanilla ice cream (for serving)
- Wash and slice nectarines, leaving the skins on. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add the batter ingredients and whisk to combine. Let rest. The batter will rise and be light and fluffy.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to stir butter as it begins to get frothy. As the butter browns, you'll smell a nutty aroma. Continuously stir until the butter is a light to a golden brown color similar to a caramel color. This is a bit hard to see in the black cast iron skillet, but I was able to tell how golden the color was when using a white rubber spatula.
- Once the butter is browned, pour the batter on top. Do not stir. Gently place the sliced nectarines on top of the batter. Sprinkle with coarse turbinado sugar.
- Bake the cobbler in the oven at 350°F for about 50-60 minutes. The edges will look crispy and very golden. Make sure the center of the cobbler is cooked before removing it from the oven.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, bake cobbler in an 11x7 inch glass baking dish.
You can substitute fresh or canned peaches for the nectarines.
If using unsalted butter, add ¼ teaspoon salt.
Keywords: nectarine cobbler, peach cobbler, brown butter cobbler, cast iron skillet cobbler
I had a can of peaches that had been sitting in my pantry for awhile and I found this recipe! I swapped the nectarines for canned peaches and it turned out great. Super flavorful, moist and easy to make. Thanks for this recipe! I will definitely try it again with fresh nectarines once they are in season.