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Nectarine and blueberry crisp

nectarine and blueberry crispIt’s blueberry season!  That means you can find plenty of these delicious fruits for a good price at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.

Blueberries are a great, healthy snack that kids love.  You’ll also find that fresh, plump blueberries can be a great addition to all sorts of baked goodies – and this summer we highly recommend trying this delicious nectarine and blueberry crisp from Rebecca Wauldron, Executive Chef at Busch’s Fresh Food Markets. 

Not only is it a delicious treat (everyone at our photo shoot gobbled it up, including the two kids!), but it’s also an MHealthy approved recipe!

Nectarine & Blueberry Crisp

Yield: 6-8 servings

nectarine blueberry crisp

Ingredients:

For Topping:

  • 5 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

For Fruit Crisp:

  • 5 large nectarines , pitted and sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar (or agave syrup or honey)
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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Pulse the oats 3-4 times in a food processor.

nectarine blueberry crisp

Add the sugar, flour, and butter, then pulse 3-4 more times to cut in the butter. Set the topping aside.

Heat the oven to 375°F. Spray a 9” square baking pan with cooking spray.

nectarine blueberry crisp

Place the nectarines and blueberries in a large bowl and add the lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and cloves.

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Toss well to combine.

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Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.

Place the pan on a heavy duty baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.  Bake the crisp for about 40-45 minutes or until the fruit is starting to bubble and become tender.

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Sprinkle the topping over the fruit and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the topping is brown and crisp.

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Allow the crisp to cool for about 30 minutes before serving.

 

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