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30 nectarines what can I do with them?

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ZZZenAgain Sat 21-May-11 18:33:48

have about 30 nectarines, very ripe, won't last. What can I make with them (don't make jams or stewed fruit preerves etc... no idea how tbh)

DoubleNegativePanda Sat 21-May-11 18:40:22

Use in smoothies, make a fruit pie or crumble or cobbler.

Or, slice them into wedges and lay them onto a paper-covered baking tin. Put the tin in the freezer until fruit is completely frozen, then pop the fruit slices into heavy freezer bags. Frozen sliced nectarines any time you want them. They are also a fab treat for children on hot days.

ZZZenAgain Sat 21-May-11 18:42:37

smoothies of course, duh - that's breakfast organised. Frozen sliced nectarine - never would have thought of that - thank you. I'll do that

would nectarine make a nice crumble - I was wondering because I don't think I have ever had a cooked desert with nectarine in it and wondered if there was a reason for it.

Spagbolagain Sat 21-May-11 18:45:15

Slice and simmer gently with a little sugar to make a compote.
Freeze in portions, use as a topping for icecream or yogurt, pr to make crumble

Spagbolagain Sat 21-May-11 18:46:02

Peach crumble is delish, so I bet nectarine would be good too

DoubleNegativePanda Sat 21-May-11 18:47:50

It works just like a peach. You just have to parboil them for a couple minutes so you can easily peel them. The skins are a horrible texture in baked desserts.

ZZZenAgain Sat 21-May-11 18:48:04

you two are very good. Alright I'll get onto it. Thanks

Spagbolagain Sat 21-May-11 19:06:48

Wish I had a big bag of nectarines, have fun grin

tb Fri 10-Jun-11 21:15:51

Too late, but, sterilise a several kilner/le parfait jars then

dip nectarines into boiling water, so that you can skin them
pack into the jars
fill about 1/3 of the way up with sugar
top up with 40% alcohol - I buy alcohol for fruit or use the cheapest vodka you can find.

Leave in a cool place until Christmas
Eat the fruit, and tip the rest into a bottle.

titferbrains Sat 11-Jun-11 10:25:20

make a pavlova with nectarines and raspberries, yum

make a cake or frangipane tart with them - almonds are lovely with peaches and nectarines.

Cattleprod Sat 11-Jun-11 10:29:46

Get some peach angel delight, or yoghurt, and some ice lolly moulds. Mix chopped nectarine with the angel delight or yoghurt, put into moulds and freeze. Delicious healthy lollies!

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