This recipe has saved me on more than one occasion when I had completely forgotten to prepare/buy dessert for guests arriving thirty minutes later for dinner.
It’s such a versatile dish. You can use pears, apples, peaches, nectarines, berries,etc..
In honor of the end of summer fruit season, I chose to make it with nectarines.
What you’ll need:
1 or 1,5 nectarine per person (depends on the size of your individual dish)
For the crumble:
Preheat your oven to 210°
Cut your nectarine into even slices.
Slowly melt a bit of butter in a pan (so not to burn the butter.)
Place the nectarines in the pan and drizzle some vanilla extract over them.
Saute them for 5-10 minutes until they’ve softened up a bit and are lightly golden.
While the nectarines cook, melt your butter in the microwave until it’s softened up but not liquified.
Mix the butter, sugar, almond powder until you get a granular but homogeneous texture. Add a couple crushed walnuts in to give it a crunchy texture.
When the nectarines are ready, place them evenly in each dish and pour the crumble preparation over them.
Cook for 15 minutes then place two walnut halves on top of your dish to add a little crispness.
Voilà! A perfect dessert that blends well the tartness of the fruit with the sweetness of the crumble.