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White Nectarine Cobbler

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white nectarine and apple cobblerIt’s Labor Day!

Let’s not work.

My little boys are still sleeping and I’m curled up on my sofa, bare feet tucked beneath me, coffee in one hand, typing with the other. Chad tried to work this morning. He got out of bed, donned that familiar uniform, laced up his work boots, and headed out the door. Thirty minutes later he returned, his efforts foiled by all the coworkers that decided NOT to work on Labor Day. He’s currently underneath his old truck, bolting, or un-bolting, or whatever happens when he goes out there to be elbow-deep in all things greasy and mechanical. That is Chad’s version of not working.

Mine includes this couch for at least another half hour, another cup of coffee (or two), and a blanket across my knees. I might load a book onto my nook. I could use a good new read. Any suggestions?

I even plotted my workout schedule to yield a break today. There are no sports bras or running sneakers in this Monday’s future.

how to make easy fruit cobblerBut if you NEED to expend a little energy… if, perhaps, you have some obligatory Labor Day cookout to attend, or if you’re just feeling a little bit like nurturing your sweet tooth … you should make this White Nectarine Cobbler happen. Maximum results, minimum effort. Just exactly the way a lazy day should be.

butter and batterLazy days should also include ice cream. Especially lazy Labor Days, since this particular holiday marks the end of summer and all. This cobbler is a perfect vehicle for ice cream. Not that ice cream actually needs a vehicle to be worthy of consumption, but every little excuse helps.

add your fruitI used white nectarines in my cobbler. And a few slices of granny smith apples. Cobbler feels like a fall-ish thing to me. So do apples. I’m waaaaaaay ready for fall. But nectarines, especially white nectarines, with all their sweet reminders of nectar and honey, are decidedly a summer thing. This super simple cobbler was my way of marrying the seasons … a segway of sorts. This dish was the dessert version of pulling up the petunias and bedding down the pansies. It was a dessert meant to invite jacket/boot weather in and usher bathing suits out.

But I’m still gonna wear my flip flops.

sliced apples and nectarinesToday is Labor Day. Take advantage if you’re lucky enough to be off. Stay in bed just a little too long. Indulge in that third cup of kitchen table coffee. Read a gossip magazine. Have a beer with lunch. Pour it in a frosty mug and enjoy it on your patio.

Do not go to Wal-Mart.

making easy fruit cobblerGet excited about the seasons changing, even though in my great state of North Carolina it will probably still feel like summer long after daylight savings gives us back that extra hour of sleep. Add cinnamon to things.

fruit cobbler with cinnamon and nutmegEat fruit cobbler. Have seconds.
easy fruit cobbler

White Nectarine Cobbler

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup milk

2 cups sliced white nectarines, 1/2 cup peeled, sliced granny smith apples (or 2 1/2 cups of your favorite sliced fruit and/or berries)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

To Make

Pre-heat the oven to 325. Pour the melted butter into a 9-inch pie plate. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Stir in the milk  to make a thick batter. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Spread the fruit evenly across the top of the batter. Don’t press the fruit in, just let it float across the top of the batter. The batter will rise around it as it bakes. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg across the top of the cobbler and then bake for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Depending on the accuracy of your oven, you may need to bake this for up to an hour (mine runs a bit hot). Let it cool slightly. Serve warm.

custard like fruit cobbler

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Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

September 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

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  1. This is my all time favorite way to make a cobbler. Sooooooo yummy! I’ve never tried nectarine though! Have a great holiday!

    Year Of Healthier Living

    September 3, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • This is one of those things I could bake blindfolded. It’s my favorite way to coerce all the scraps of fruit in the fridge to become something besides pretty in my oatmeal. Hope your Labar day is awesome!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  2. Looks delicious!

    creativenoshing

    September 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

  3. Bolting and unbolting? Sounds like my husband except it would be to a computer and not a car. Too funny.

    I will definitely stay away from Wal-Mart today…good reminder Heather!! I hope that you enjoy your lazy day. I am going to try to do the same. Without a cobbler, unfortunately…

    Ameena

    September 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    • Well… he bolts and un-bolts the computers, too. If it comes apart, Chad will take it apart. Fortunately he knows how to get it all back together. I don’t understand the tendency to un-do everything and then do it over. Maybe it’s like the man version of when I think Chad has folded the towels wrong…?

      Laze it up! Have a great day off. Ameena!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

  4. This look so fresh and decadent! ugh, I love it! And I like the new look of your blog, too. A bright, simple aesthetic! (I actually don’t like when people have too busy of backgrounds with bright colors…For me, it takes away from the wonderful food they’re presenting!)

    burlesquebaker

    September 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    • Thanks! I agree on the busy food blog backgrounds. I wanna see the FOOD. Glad you like it 😉

      This cobbler is so easy and fruity good. You could easily sub in splenda, agave nectar, and/or whole wheat flour to health it up. It’s got a custardy texture without using eggs. We LOVE it.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  5. Your cobbler is brilliant my friend 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    Choc Chip Uru

    September 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  6. I love cobblers! Such a comforting dessert. I’m actually looking forward to Autumn too 🙂

    NickkiT

    September 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

  7. I hate white nectarines…I feel like they have no flavor….but this white nectarine concoction looks yummy!!! Men and their cars…you’d think they were pets lol You should read 50 Shades of Gray…I heard its the cause for this recent baby boom hahaha I have never read it myself, but I’m definitely going to look into it! lol

    hopefuladdict

    September 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    • You are buying white nectarines in all the wrong places! They are usually sweet like honey. If they have no flavor it’s probably because they were grown some place far far far away and then shipped to your grocer out of season. I’ve had bad ones before; I baked those, too 🙂 Adding sugar to offensive fruit always helps.

      I actually have zero interest in those Shades of Gray books… I’ve read that they were pretty poorly written and I got it in my head that it would be like reading some of the free stuff I download onto my nook that just straight sucks. I’ve never been very romance novel-ish anyway. Maybe I’m just not that cool lol. I just read “Skinny” by Diana Spechler. It was awesome. I might pop for Gone Girl… decisions decisions.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 4, 2012 at 7:23 am

      • Well I’m going to Barnes and Noble this weekend to get a start on my projects…I will investigate the latest in books and let you know my findings!!! I’ve never read 50 shades either, everyone swears by it…but I’ll just wait for the movie haha Erotic novels just ain’t my thing! And the nectarines we had we bought on the Cape…they SUCKED!!! They were definitely not local…I’ve never had one I’ve liked though so I don’t even think we grow them around here. You southern folks always have the hook up on the good fruits and veggies…grrr haha jk

        hopefuladdict

        September 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm

  8. Check out Carolyn Arnold – a self-published author I like. I am currently reading her book “Ties that Bind” which is part of a crime fighting series with a female protagonist. Gotta support the little people like us! I have a kindle so I don’t know if nook has her books.

    eatwilmington

    September 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    • Ohhh. I just looked it up on goodreads; it sounds great! I’m not sure it’s available through barnes and noble though. Ties that Bind on my nook appears to be a weird and badly written s&m novel. I’ll keep looking. Cheap read, too!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      September 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

      • Yeah, well, I have no recommendation for THAT Ties that Bind. Yikes!

        eatwilmington

        September 4, 2012 at 9:52 am

      • Hahaha…Found a review that says the Carolyn Arnold book IS available @ Barnes & Noble. Thanks for the suggestion!

        Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

        September 4, 2012 at 10:12 am

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  12. Great photos, Heather! I think I’m anxious for fall after looking at this cobbler!

    Sandra - The Foodie Affair

    September 11, 2012 at 2:59 am


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