Recipe: Nectarine Oat & Almond Crisp

Last summer in Colorado, I decided to pick up a few bags of nectarines from a local farmer parked on the side of the road. We ate a few of these fruits, and I decided to make a dessert with the rest! I tried to keep this sweet recipe simple, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Distefano Orchards of Palisade, Colorado

Distefano Orchards specializes in growing Palisade Peaches, but also has a Nectarine Block. In addition to peaches and nectarines, they also produce cherries and plums.


Nectarines are very similar to peaches, but generally have two distinct differences.

  1. They are much sweeter in taste, and
  2. They do not have any fuzz.

Nectarine trees are identical to peach trees. Distefano uses the same farming practices on nectarines as they do peaches, which makes it a great compliment crop.

They offer nectarines from mid-July to late-August in limited quantities.


  • Fresh Nectarines
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Chopped Raw Unsalted Almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unsalted Butter
Natural Whole California Almonds & Organic Thick Rolled Oats from Natural Grocers


I adapted this recipe from The Kitchen Whisperer & Aileen Cooks

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prime baking dish with Unsalted Butter.
  3. Slice nectarines.
  4. Arrange nectarine slices in an even layer on the bottom of the dish.
  5. Squeeze lemon over nectarines.
  6. Add baking powder to nectarines.
  7. Stir & place into oven as you make the streusel.
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 Tablespoon of butter, salt, and vanilla for the streusel. Add more butter, if needed, so that the streusel has butter throughout & is clumped together.
  2. Layer the streusel on top of the nectarines. Press and pack the streusel down with your fingers.
  1. Bake for 30-45 minutes.
  2. Serve warm. Feel free to add your choice of cream.

Your crisp is ready when…

  • The streusel is golden brown and crisp;
  • The fruit is bubbling around the edges; and
  • The fruit pierces easily under a thin blade.

This is also a great dish to make ahead for breakfast! You can eat it warmed up, or cold, and it can last a few days covered in the refrigerator!

Let us know what you think of this recipe. We’d love to see what you make!

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