Berry Nectarine Buckle Recipe
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Berry Nectarine Buckle Recipe

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I found this recipe in a magazine a long time ago, but modified it over the years. We enjoy its combination of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and nectarines, particularly when the cake is served warm with low-fat frozen yogurt. —Lisa Darling, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 pound medium nectarines, peeled, sliced and patted dry or 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 177 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Set aside 3/4 cup batter. Fold blueberries into remaining batter.
  3. Spoon into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange nectarines on top; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Drop reserved batter by teaspoonfuls over nectarines. Sprinkle with raspberries, blackberries and reserved topping.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Berry Nectarine Buckle in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p47

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 256981
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"Excellent recipe! You can have a piece for breakfast or add some ice cream and make it a dessert. My family loved it."

recipewoman User ID: 7301832 85082
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"I really enjoyed this recipe. My husband on the other hand LOVED this recipe. He said next time I make will make it may have a serving size of 1 instead of 20. We both agreed that it is good for desert as well as breakfast and a tea. I like that it uses fresh or frozen fruit. I had a little problem with the directions the first time but I'll get it right next time. I could go on and on. Just make it."

paulawells User ID: 1931031 109496
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Loved this recipe! Yummy and easy to make! I also served it warm with frozen vanilla yogurt! Delicious!"

rola User ID: 4125455 63441
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Winner!!! Especially when the local grocer had all these fruits on sale. I served this up at our church with a scoop of Vanilla Yogurt. It was a HIT."

joedebfry User ID: 265172 155708
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014


kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 155707
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"Super yummy- omitted raspberry and blackberry as my husband ate them before I made the recipe. Served with cool whip. No one knew it was healthier version."

schiller65 User ID: 3827235 155706
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"I have made this several times. Every time someone asks for the recipe. I use peaches in the place of nectarines. Delicious!"

fishcam1 User ID: 5241274 69427
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2012

"This was very easy to make. This was excellent .The company I had over loved and they each wanted the recipe. I'm sure I will be making many more times."

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 77435
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"Vollie at a Sr. Cit'z meal prep center (right at 1,000 meals per day) and we do something very close to this.

'Nuff said?"

Ballinrobe User ID: 650252 85081
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"I have made this since seeing it in my Light & Tasty Mag in 2006 and it is always a hit! Freezes well and is a wonderful flavor treat for the seasonal recipes!"

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