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Nectarine Crumb Squares

Nectarines

Paul Lowe ; “I feel nectarines have a bad rep. Its like the stepson of the stone fruit family. Well, I guess they never had a ripe nectarine before, with its amazing sweetness and tender taste. It sure is one of my favorites”.

Recipe
You can of course use any kind of jam for this and any nuts.
Makes 12 squares

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick/1/2 cup salted butter, cold and diced
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup nectarine jam
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon butter, cold and diced
1 tablespoon slivered almonds
2 tablespoon chopped pecans
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 380F/190ºC
In a bowl mix flour, sugar and salt.
Add the butter and use a mixer to work it in, the result should be crumbly.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until it forms a ball.
Press the dough into a parchment lined 9x9 baking dish and top with the jam.
In a bowl , using your hands mix flour, sugar, butter and nuts.
Crumble the mixture over the jam.
Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden.
Cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.

Image and recipe: Paul Lowe via Taverne Agency Sweet Paul 

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