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The in-laws arrived a month ago and the first thing they like to do when coming from a chilly British winter, is get stuck in to all the juicy summer fruits on offer in New Zealand. I had planted seedless watermelon and rockmelon to coincide with their visit in the hope that I could show off my green fingers but I had no luck and they are still creeping their vines along my patch quite happily. So when I saw my neighbours nectarine tree, edging over the fence, I thought, with a little breeze we might be ok here. I only needed a few, one nectarine to feed two. So with a little help from the British, I was on my way to making a tasty dessert straight from ‘my’ garden.

You will need

Serves 6
3 Nectarines (ripe and cut in half, one nectarine for two)
sheet of baking paper
3 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence or scrape out a vanilla pod
3 Tbsp honey
6 Tbsp yoghurt (drizzled with honey)

How to make

Set oven temp to 180C. remove stones and place cut nectarines on baking paper in an oven proof dish/ pan facing up. Drizzle honey, vanilla, and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake at 180C for 15mins, scoop up the juices and coat nectarines and bake for a further 15mins or until golden and sticky. Serve with yoghurt, drizzled with honey.

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  1. Anja says:

    awww, you just reminded me of how much I miss summer! Can’t wait to make baked nectarines after a good bbq meal. (Like your in-laws, I also live in Europe and its freezing here)

    • Ingrid Opera says:

      Hi Anja, My in laws have just left to go back home to the cold, they were hoping the snow would have melted and they would have missed most of it. Not to be this year. I just reminded them of all the warm and comforting food you can eat in winter. Nothing better than Shepherd’s Pie. Hope you get a break in the weather soon. Ingrid

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