Fresh Nectarine Crostata

The end of summer is quickly approaching. The fruit at the farmers’ markets is changing over- from peaches and berries to apples and pears. But before it goes away- how about a Fresh Nectarine Crostata?

At the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday I spotted nectarines for $1/lb. They were so cheap because they were the runts of the litter if you will- bruised, imperfect, even rotton in some parts. But you know what that means to me? Perfect for pies.

So we picked up $5 worth- knowing that parts of some nectarines wouldn’t be usable. And we’d have to throw away some. Hey, give it to the compost, right?

My original plan was to make a pie. Until I realized we don’t have a pie pan. So instead we made crostatas. Jamie and I. And they turned out perfectly- a buttery, crumbly crust- sweet but not overly sweet nectarines-and of course, served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. Summer’s end became a little bit sweeter.

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