cinnamon caramelized nectarines is a quick dessert which pairs the moreish
flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar and butter with fresh nectarines.
Ripe nectarines and
nectarines which are only just beginning to ripen can be used as the heat will
help to soften the flesh.
Serve warm with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.
This recipe is both gluten and dairy free however you will need to serve the nectarines with lactose free cream, ice-cream or a dairy free sorbet.
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Easy Cinnamon Caramelized Nectarines
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The nectarines give a burst of summer flavor complimented by the cinnamon caramel.
1 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Packed Brown Sugar
½ Tsp. Cinnamon
First mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon then set aside. This will stop the cinnamon from clumping.
Next cut the nectarines in half then remove the stone. This is easier with freestone varieties which means the flesh doesn’t cling to the stone. If your variety is a clingstone then cut around the stone until the half is released.
Melt the butter in a medium fry pan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon then stir until bubbling.
Place the nectarines face down in the frypan for 30 seconds then turn over. Continue moving the nectarine halves around the frypan coating them with the cinnamon caramel.
Place 2 halves in each serving bowl then dollop with cream or ice-cream. Serve immediately.
Don’t be tempted to walk away from the nectarines while they are in the frypan. The caramel will burn if left too long.
Easy Cinnamon Caramelized Nectarines
Serves 1 Nectarine
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Buy nectarines when they are in season which is usually in the late summer to fall or autumn. Sometimes bargains can be found during this time at farmers markets.
Consider purchasing pantry basic items which you use often such as brown sugar and cinnamon in bulk packs. They have a long storage life of up to 2 years. Store bags of brown sugar in an airtight container once opened to maintain freshness and prevent pests. This will also stop moisture from getting into the brown sugar which can cause the sugar to go hard.
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