"Summertime Sweets: Nectarine Thyme Crumble"
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
This recipe fits nicely in a 10" cast iron pan & pairs nicely with a Moscato d'Asti from Italy's Piedmont region.
  • 6 ripe nectarines, thinly sliced
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1½ Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 thyme sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons wheat germ
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon pear brandy or other similarly flavored liqueur
  • Kosher salt
  1. ) In a large bowl, toss the sliced nectarines, granulated sugar, lemon juice, thyme sprigs and a pinch of Kosher salt. Let marinate for 1 hour.
  2. ) Preheat over to 375 degrees. In another bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, wheat germ and a pinch of Kosher salt. Work the softened butter into the mixture with your fingers until it has the consistency of sand. Spread the mixture out evenly on a baking sheet, making sure the clumps are of similar sizes so they cook evenly.
  3. ) Bake the streusel in the oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring 1-2 times, until the mixture is lightly and evenly browned. Set aside to cool.
  4. ) Spoon the nectarine mixture, including the thyme and any accumulated juices, into a 10" cast iron pan. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, until the fruit is softened and the juices are bubbling.
  5. ) Scatter the streusel on top of the nectarine mixture in the cast iron pan and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until browned and bubbly. Garnish with additional thyme sprigs and serve with generous scoops of vanilla ice cream.
Recipe by The Glamorous Gourmet at https://theglamorousgourmet.com/summertime-sweets-nectarine-thyme-crumble/