In need of an easy summertime dessert recipe? This Traeger Nectarine Crisp is exactly what you’re looking for! With tender and sweet fresh fruit and a crunchy and buttery brown sugar oat topping, this summertime version of a favorite fall dessert is what’s missing at your cookout. Who says crisps are a fall dessert? They should be enjoyed year-round!
The grocery list.
- Nectarines – One of my favorite summer fruits, so juicy and sweet!
- Brown sugar – Brown sugar has a deeper flavor than regular white sugar, almost like caramel or molasses. It also adds a bit of texture to baked goods.
- Lemon juice – When using a recipe with fresh fruit, always add a little bit of lemon juice; it’ll bring out the flavors of the fresh fruits and make your dish taste refreshing and light.
- Cornstarch – Part of what makes nectarines so delicious is how juicy they are, but that can be problematic in baked goods because those tasty juices will make your dish soggy. That’s where cornstarch comes in; cooking the nectarines in it will slightly thicken the fruit’s juices so they won’t make a mess of your recipe, as well as making the fruit perfectly tender.
- Quick-cook oats – Quick-cooking oats are chopped into smaller pieces than regular rolled oats, which will allow them to more easily absorb the butter and bake more quickly. This will give your Traeger Nectarine Crisp a delicious crunch! Using regular rolled oats may result in a chewier texture.
- Salt – Salt in baked goods enhances the flavors of the other ingredients. Also, since nectarines are already such a sweet fruit, the salt balances out that sweetness. However, your Traeger Nectarine Crisp won’t be salty, don’t worry!
- Ground cinnamon – You can’t have a crisp without cinnamon!
- Cardamom – Such an underrated spice! It pairs well with other warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Cardamom also has a slight citrusy flavor that will elevate the taste of the fruit in this dish.
- Salted butter – I opted for salted butter to add a depth of flavor to this recipe. Unsalted butter would work as well, it just wouldn’t have any impact on taste.
Start by preheating the Traeger Grill (or oven) to 350°F.
If you’ve looked at or made any of my Traeger recipes, you know that anything that can be cooked or baked in the oven can also be prepared on the grill.
Personally, I love baking with my Traeger, especially during the summer when it’s too hot inside to even think about turning on the oven and spending time in a sweltering kitchen!
I have found that the Traeger takes longer to heat since it is much larger than the oven, so keep that in mind when using your grill.
Prepare the filling.
To make the filling for your Traeger Nectarine Crisp, add the sliced nectarines, 1/4 cup brown sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch to a cast iron skillet. Toss the nectarines until they are fully coated.
Prepare the topping.
To a medium glass bowl, add the quick-cook oats, salt, ground cinnamon, cardamom and the remaining brown sugar. Mix to combine. Melt your butter on low heat so it doesn’t burn. Then, add the melted butter to your oats mixture. Mix until all the oats are coated.
Assemble your Traeger Nectarine Crisp.
Your nectarine filling should already be in the cast iron skillet. Top the nectarines with the buttery oat mixture. Bake your Traeger Nectarine Crisp in the Traeger (or oven) for 40 minutes, until it’s bubbly and golden brown.
Cool for 10 minutes before serving. This brief cooling period gives it time to settle. After the 10 minutes, I recommend enjoying your Traeger Nectarine Crisp immediately, while it’s still warm, with a heaping scoop of Extra Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream!
I prefer to store this recipe at room temperature, rather than in the refrigerator. If you plan on storing it in any sort of airtight container, wait until it is fully cooled before placing it in the container. You can also leave it in the cast iron pan and place it within your cooled oven until you’re ready to enjoy it again.
Looking for more Traeger dessert recipes?
Here are a few to try:
Lastly, if you make this Traeger Nectarine Crisp recipe, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from ya’ll and do my best to respond to every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of your dayyyummm good recreations is my favorite!
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- Preheat the Traeger Grill to 350°F.
- Add the sliced nectarines, ¼ cup brown sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch to a cast iron skillet. Toss until the nectarines are fully coated.
- To a medium glass bowl, add the quick-cook oats, salt, ground cinnamon, cardamom and the remaining brown sugar. Mix to combine. Add the melted butter and mix until all the oats are coated.
- Top the nectarines with the oat mixture. Bake in the Traeger for 40 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.
- Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information: Serves 6 / 322 cals / 13g F / 49g C /4g P