It’s safe to say I’m on a nectarine kick this summer. Sure, I love peaches but I REALLY love nectarines.
I bought a big crate of them at Trader Joe’s that were all perfectly ripe, and knew I needed to bake with them! Plus, I’ve been craving more nectarine baked goods ever since making my Nectarine Blueberry Crisps.
Nectarine Crumble Bars were the perfect solution! These bars have a buttery crust and crumble topping and are filled with a perfectly spiced nectarine filling.
Nectarine Crumble Bars are actually quite easy to make. The filling is a simple combination of sliced nectarines, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. You don’t even have to peel the nectarines!
The crust and crumble topping are actually the same mixture. This makes my lazy baker heart very, very happy. Also, it is made in the food processor. Whenever I see that something has cold butter that has to be worked into flour, I immediately shut down. I just don’t like the process. So food processor to the rescue!
I was able to make almost the entire mixture in the food processor. When it came to adding the egg, I pulsed until it seemed mixed and then dumped it into a bowl and mixed the rest together with a spatula. Super easy!
These were amazing as is, but I think they would also be delicious with a dollop of yogurt or ice cream. Okay let’s be honest. Topped with ice cream is the real winner.