15 Nectarine Desserts That Scream Summer
Wondering what to do with all that fresh fruit you scored at the farmers market? We recommend one of these juicy nectarine desserts for the ultimate summer treat.
Nectarine and Strawberry Galette
This rustic galette from The Life Jolie is sprinkled with fresh lemon thyme to make you feel like you’re in the French countryside. For as fancy as it looks, it’s surprisingly easy to make since—shh—it uses pre-made pie crust. However, if you want to make your own, follow this step-by-step guide to the best pie crust.
Nectarine Upside-Down Cake
Forget pineapples—Bunsen Burner Bakery’s nectarine upside-down cake is the dessert that your summer has been missing. The slices of nectarines are sweet enough that you don’t even need that ooey-gooey brown sugar topping that’s so often used for upside-down cakes.
Panna Cotta with Roasted Peaches and Nectarines
If you’re looking for a summer dessert that’s perfect for a party, look no further than this creamy panna cotta from Olive & Mango. Serve individual scoops in tumblers (or better yet, mini mason jars) and top with roasted peaches, nectarines and a sprig of fresh-picked thyme.
Nectarine Vanilla Bean Scones
Those Starbucks vanilla bean scones you love have nothing on this recipe from The First Year, which adds juicy nectarines to the mix. The (literal) icing on the cake is the sugary vanilla glaze that gets drizzled on at the end. Want more scone recipes? Here are some of our favorites.
Nectarine Frozen Yogurt
The next time you’re craving something cold, you don’t have to leave the house (although if you want to, these are the best ice cream shops in every state). Instead, whip up this fruity frozen yogurt created by The View from Great Island. It’s made with Greek yogurt for an extra punch of protein.
Fresh Nectarine Tart
A bright lemon mascarpone filling gives each bite of the Busy Baker’s tart an extra dose of fruity flavor. And while they’re technically a dessert, they would also fit right in at your Sunday brunch (just like these other easy-to-make breakfast pastries!). We won’t judge.
Baked Peach and Nectarine Doughnuts
Nothing goes together quite like doughnuts and coffee. Except maybe doughnuts and nectarines, which this recipe from Averie Cooks proves is a mouth-watering combo. Add a drizzle of white chocolate and some rainbow sprinkles and your morning is suddenly looking a whole lot brighter.
Nectarine Compote Dessert
Dizzy Busy and Hungry created a fresh fruit compote that’s super versatile—it can be used as a topping for almost any dessert, including angel food cake, ice cream and shortcake. If you already have the five ingredients on hand that it requires, it will take you less than 10 minutes to make.
It’s no secret that we love cooking with puff pastry (just look at these drool-worthy recipes!). And these turnovers created by the Kitchen Whisperer prove why—they’re super simple to put together and are flaky handhelds that ooze nectarine goodness.