An easy and simple recipe for Nectarine Blueberry Crisp is perfect for a summer night topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I was shopping for peaches the other day to make a peach and blueberry crumble, and all of the peaches were rock hard. Then I thought to myself, why do peaches get all of the glory when it comes to summer pies, crisps, and crumbles? I walked over to the nectarines, which were perfectly ripe, and decided it was time for them to have their moment of glory.
I actually prefer eating nectarines over peaches in the summer. They don’t have a fuzzy skin and they are just as delicious! I must say, they make a mean crisp, as well!
I’ve had the urge to make fruit crisp a few times this summer, and have always stopped because I didn’t want to either 1) buy 10 peaches and 2) have a huge pan of crisp for just the two of us. So my plan for this recipe was a small batch nectarine blueberry crisp.
I put them in ramekins which was great for portioning. Because you know very well that we would’ve eaten this entire thing in one sitting if I hadn’t. Which would be super sad because then I wouldn’t be able to be sitting here, writing about these crisps, while eating leftover Nectarine Blueberry Crisp.
One of the reasons I love making crisps is because they really are SO simple. Simply toss together sliced nectarines, blueberries, some sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and top it with an easy crisp topping.
These can definitely be prepped ahead of time, and popped in the oven whenever is most convenient for you! Like, say, as you eat dinner so they are warm and bubbling right when you are ready for something sweet.
Of course, I highly recommend serving this crisp topped with vanilla ice cream. Or French vanilla ice cream if you’re feeling fancy. I just can’t imagine a situation where fruit crisp wouldn’t be better without ice cream, so I can’t stress the importance of it enough.
If you don’t have ramekins to serve this crisp in, you can definitely bake it in a small baking dish. I think that an 8×8″ baking dish would be a little too big, but a loaf pan or a specialty small baking dish would work well.
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