baked nectarines with pistachios

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recipe from Martha Stewart. just in time for summertime! possibly will adapt for the grill instead of baking.

yields: 4 servings
4 tbsp shelled pistachios
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 c confectioners' sugar
2 drops (less than 1/8 tsp) almond extract (optional)
1/8 tsp salt
2 nectarines, halved and pitted
1/2 lemon
1/2 c creme fraiche
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1. preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. chop 3 tablespoons pistachios in a food processor until finely ground. add butter, confectioners' sugar, almond extract and salt. process until combined.
3. place nectarines, cut side up, on a baking sheet, and squeeze lemon over top. place a generous tablespoon of pistachio mixture on each nectarine half. chop remaining tablespoon pistachios, and sprinkle on top.
4. bake until fruit is tender and topping is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes. let cool for 5 minutes. transfer to 4 plates.
5. whisk together creme fraiche and granulated sugar. spoon over nectarines, and serve.
Meal   LunchDish   Dessert
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes
Features   Vegetarian

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