Easy Nectarine Cobbler-a warm slice, fresh from the oven

Easy Nectarine Cobbler

Dessert is always a good thing.  This dessert is make from a simple combination of ingredients that go together quickly to create a sweet and delicious cobbler with minimum stress for the cook.  I used fresh fruit, but this recipe works just as well with either frozen or canned fruit.   It’s our go to cobbler recipe when we want something sweet.  Easy Nectarine Cobbler

I had been gifted with some fresh nectarines, and I needed to use them up quickly to prevent them from spoiling and going to waste.  I opted to make a cobbler.  This meant that I had to turn on my oven in summer, but this cobbler was completely worth it.

After I melted a stick of butter in the bottom of my 9X13 inch pan, I mixed together my batter ingredients–flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder.    The batter was poured onto the butter in the pan and spread out to the edges.Easy Nectarine Cobbler Batter and butterI had already peeled and sliced my nectarines, and I carefully arranged them on top of the batter.  I know these instructions sound backwards.  This recipe is a bit weird, but the batter raises and the fruit sinks.  Trust me.  The final result is delicious.Easy Nectarine Cobbler--Scattering Nectarines on batterThe top was sprinkled with sugar mixed with cinnamon.   This recipe contains a lot of sugar.  If you choose to reduce the sugar when you make it, make sureyou reserve some to sprinkle on the top.  This helps to make a crispy and golden brown crust on top of your cobbler.Easy Nectarine Cobbler--sprinke the top with cinnamon and sugarThe whole thing goes into the oven where it bakes for about an hour to allow the fruit to soften and the dough to thoroughly cook.  I always like to peek once about half way through, so I can watch the dough rise around the fruit.  Easy Nectarine Cobbler--Rising in the ovenThe cobbler is finished when the top is a light golden brown and has a crust on the top.  Easy Nectarine Cobbler--The finished cobblerThe craggy surface with fruit stained crevices always make me think of geography class, but the cobbler is pure deliciousness.Easy Nectarine Cobbler--Cross sectionNo matter how often I make this recipe, I am always amazed at the magic that takes place in the oven as the ingredients shift places.

Easy Nectarine Cobbler--a bowl full of deliciousnessIt’s so good that it makes you want to do a happy dance.  Whether we choose to serve it with ice cream on top or plain, it’s  one recipe always makes Sue Chef’s mouth happy, and she hopes you make it for your family, too.Easy Nectarine Cobbler A La Mode

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Easy Nectarine Cobbler
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
Dessert is always a good thing. This cobbler is made with a simple combination of ingredients that go together quickly to create a sweet and delicious cobbler with minimum stress for the cook. I used fresh fruit, but this recipe works just as well with either frozen or canned fruit. It's our go to cobbler recipe when we want something sweet. Cook's note: If you use fresh fruit that requires you to peel and slice, the prep time will be longer.
  • 4 cups sliced nectarines
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1½ cups sugar (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Turn on oven and preheat to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish, making sure to spread it evenly on the bottom of the pan. You can stick the pan with the stick of butter into the oven while it preheats then remove it.
  3. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, ¾ cup milk, and 2 teaspoons baking powder.
  4. Stir batter until well combined.
  5. Pour batter over butter in the pan, spreading it evenly across the bottom, making sure it reaches out to the edges by pushing it with a spoon or spatula.
  6. Carefully spoon sliced nectarines over the batter, making sure that they are evenly distributed.
  7. Mix ½ teaspoon cinnamon with the remaining ½ cup sugar.
  8. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon mixture evenly over the fruit.
  9. Place pan in preheated oven and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until top is golden brown.

*Nutritional Facts are calculated using reduced fat milk.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8.1g
Saturated Fat 5.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 62mg
Total Carbohydrates 39.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.1g
Sugars 29.5g
Protein 2.2g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%

22 thoughts on “Easy Nectarine Cobbler

  1. This cobbler is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! I used a combination of nectarines, apricots, and a pear because they needed to get used. I also left all the skins on. It felt like a lot of sugar but it made a wonderful crispy thin crust. This will become a regular!

    1. Aaimee, I am so glad you liked it. I have made that cobbler with all kinds of fresh and canned fruit (undrained). It’s extremely versatile. I love the combination you used. It sounds amazing.

    1. I think I used a 10×7 the last time I made this recipe, but I have also made this in a 9×9. It will just be thicker. Put it on a sheet of foil in case it boils over in the oven.

    1. Janice, I’m sorry I took so long to get back to you. Yes, You can substitute brown sugar for the white on top, but I would use less because brown sugar has a much stronger flavor. If you like the flavor of brown sugar, it won’t matter, but Baker’s Man isn’t a huge fan, so that’s why I recommend cutting the amount in half.

  2. This recipe was SO good! I will definitely be making again. I can’t believe how easy it was too! Thanks so much for the great recipe 😃

    1. Trisha, Thank you for the comment. I love hearing from my readers. We’re all about simple recipes here at Patty Cake’s Panty. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Did you know that you can substitute other types of fruit for the nectarines?

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