Berry Nectarine Buckle

Happy Friday! I had this recipe stored in the archives of forgotten mommy land and I wanted to share it before the plethora of pumpkin and Fall food posts tire you out. I love everything about pumpkin, but you have to give equal opportunity to the other fruits, too. I already have had my fair share of pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin bread. My new favorite recipe for Pumpkin bread will be posted sometime next week. This scrumptious Berry Nectarine Buckle is similar to a coffeecake and uses fresh berries in the mix topped with the brown sugar crumble topping. It’s easy to prepare and you can easily substitute the type of berries to your liking. I’m all about the mixed berry combinations, the fruitier the better it is! Simply scrumptious!

Berry Nectarine Buckle
Adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients: For the Topping: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons cold butter For the Batter: 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 pound nectarines, peeled, sliced and patted dry (substitute peaches) 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, prepare the topping. Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon. Fold in the butter until it feels like coarse sand. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl of the stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined. Whisk in vanilla. Alternatively mix in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture with the milk, until well combined. Set aside 3/4 cup batter. Fold blueberries into remaining batter. Spoon batter into prepared dish. Arrange sliced nectarines on top. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of turbinado sugar. Drop reserved batter by scoopfuls over nectarines. Sprinkle the raspberries, blackberries and reserved topping. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 servings

Review: Tasty breakfast, snack-y cake or dessert. Sharing is totally optional and overrated. Have a fabulous weekend!

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