Friday, June 18, 2010

Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp - by Summer

This was a first for me - I ran out of sugar today!  Seriously - how does one just run out of sugar?!  Especially a regular baker like me?  I suppose it's not that strange given the fact that I have been sick this week.  On Sunday my husband did our weekly grocery shopping instead of me, and typically I would have caught it (or not). 

Anyhow my darling little baby had me up early today, so at 6 am I decided to finally make this week's recipe.  I was measuring out the ingredients and discovered I was less than 1/8 of a cup short on sugar!  I was tempted to pack the baby in the car and run out to the store, but my husband's car was blocking mine (I can't drive stick)!  I finally got the sugar late today and was able to complete the recipe.

This is a quick and tasty dessert.  I love the combination of the nectarines and blueberries, although it would have never occurred to me to combine the two into a crisp!  The thickening agent is tapioca, which I have never baked with before.  I am intrigued now by Tapioca Pudding and may even have to try it. 

I was being lazy when I made this recipe, so instead of dragging out the food processor to make the topping, I just used my pastry blender.  I am not sure if that made a difference or not.  The topping didn't seem like a typical crisp topping.  Maybe one of the reasons is I usually use quick oats in my crisp toppings.  I think in the future I would probably add them as well. 
My crisp took 60 minutes to bake.  I tasted this while it was still warm and it was amazing.  This is the perfect time of year for this dish and I definitely will be making this again!


  1. Ice Cream don't forget the Ice Cream.
    Even though your mommy never made it tapioca pudding is your friend. Try it you'll like it.

  2. Nothing like a good berey dessert for the summer. This looks super delish.