Easy nectarine cobbler
Nectarine cobbler made vegan. One of our favourite summer dessert ever, that’s not only easy to make from scratch, but highly rewarding!
Ok, even though this summer has been quite tough with its world record temperatures, us sweet teethed out there will still claim dessert after a scrumptious meal.
And with these beautiful nectarines fully in season, what best way to end up a meal with a flavourful cobbler?
I might be the voice outside the box but to me nectarines are special, and way better than peaches once cooked, as they tend to be firmer and sweeter (hence the name).
If I have offended you with this take on a classic peach cobbler, please feel free to use peaches instead, as long as your palate is happy I’m happy too 🙂
And yes, sure you can use canned fruits instead if you don’t want to go through the fuss of prepping the fruit. But let me warn you friends, if you use fresh nectarines, peaches or even apricots you’ll be in for a HUGE treat.
One of the things I like the most about this is how LAZY this dessert is. Seriously guys, we are talking like borderline zero fanciness, pretty much like the cousin Crumble!
And the best part? It tastes delicious scooped into a bowl while still warm and topped with a silky smooth vegan vanilla ice cream.
What’s not to like, am I right?
Is it necessary to peel the fruit for cobbler?
Yes and no.
It only depends on your taste really, whether you want to go for the rustic-er side with an extra texture (the skin) or you prefer a more consistent texture. I do normally peel the nectarines when they are super ripe and the skin no longer looks perfect, otherwise I leave it on for both texture and practicality.
What is the best way to peel nectarines?
I’ve found the easiest way to peel nectarines is to gently them into a pot of boiling water. Leave the nectarines in the water for about 30 seconds, and then move them to an ice-water bath. The ice water bath will shock them and keep the peach flesh from cooking, but the peach skin will be so easy to peel that you won’t even require a knife!
How do I know when your nectarines are ripe enough for cobbler?
When your nectarines are gentle yet firm to the squeeze, they are perfect for cobble-making and should be ripe enough to use.
Can I use frozen fruit?
I have made this with frozen peaches while I was craving it in winter time and it was also great. Frozen fruit is pretty ideal when you don’t have access to fresh, ripe nectarines. I’d recommend about 700 grams (24oz) of frozen fruit for this, and cook as you were for fresh ones.
Can you use canned fruit?
Although I would not recommend it, canned fruits can be a short cut to the recipe, if you want something ready in even less time. Just drain the fruit from its juices and arrange it on top of the batter. Obviously in this case you will omit the pan step.
How to store leftover cobbler?
You can store it covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.
How to enjoy nectarine cobbler best?
Cold, room temperature, or warm – any way is delicious! We prefer it between room temperature and hot, so somewhere in the category of warm to go with some delicious ice cream or whipped cream. Any leftovers are popped into the microwave for 30-45 seconds before scooping ice cream on top.
How To Make Nectarine Cobbler (Recipe)
500 g Nectarines (around 4-5)
100 g Sugar
80 g Vegan Butter
…for the batter…
170 g Flour
150 g Sugar
150 g Plant Milk
8 g Baking Powder
5 g Vanilla Powder or Extract
1 Lemon (Zest)
1. Wash thoroughly and slice the nectarines. Add them with sugar and a pinch of salt to a pan, stir to combine. Cook on medium heat for just a bunch of minutes (3-5), until the sugar is dissolved and the fruit has release juices. Set aside.
2. Place cubed plant butter in a 15x25cm oven dish, and transfer in a 170°C/350°F preheated oven, until just melted.
3. Prepare the batter by combining the flour, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, baking powder and salt. Stir in the plant milk, just until combined.
4. Pour the mixture into the dish, over the melted butter and smooth it into an even layer.
4. Add the nectarines with their syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon to taste and bake for 30-35 minutes.
5. Serve preferably warm with dairy free vanilla ice cream and vegan caramel sauce if you fancy.
Easy Nectarine Cobbler
- Wash thoroughly and slice the nectarines. Add them with sugar and a pinch of salt to a pan, stir to combine. Cook on medium heat for just a bunch of minutes (3-5), until the sugar is dissolved and the fruit has release juices. Set aside.
- Place cubed plant butter in a 15x25cm oven dish, and transfer in a 170°C/350°F preheated oven, until just melted.
- Prepare the batter by combining the flour, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest, baking powder and salt. Stir in the plant milk, just until combined.
- Pour the mixture into the dish, over the melted butter and smooth it into an even layer.
- Add the nectarines with their syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon to taste and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Serve preferably warm with dairy free vanilla ice cream and vegan caramel sauce if you fancy.
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