Nectarine Sauce with Limoncello & Lavender

Aug 2, 2015

1024px-Nectarine_branch_surachitHappy August!

Stone fruit is in its full glory and this is a quick and easy dessert that can stand alone or go atop vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. It also pairs well with my favorite lemon curd tart!

Impress your friends with the sultry summer flavors of lemon and lavender.


6-7 large organic nectarines
¼ cup limoncello (you can buy this at specialty liquor stores or you can make your own)
1 tablespoon slightly dried lavender, chopped (go walk around your neighborhood and find a big lavender plant. Bring home a few sprigs and tie them up to dry a big–just for about a day.)




Wash your nectarines and use a paring knife to cut them into bite-size chunks. Place the chopped nectarines in a medium sized pot over med-high heat. Add the limoncello. Bring the mixture to a slight boil. Stir in the lavender and turn the heat down to med-low. Cover and let cook 15 minutes. Remove the cover and cook another 5 minutes. Let cool.

Et voilà!

Serves 4-6.






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Try Laura’s other recipes:
Beet Cabbage Slaw with Lime Dressing
Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Muffins
Weekend Frittata

Savory Potato Bacon Tart
Blanched Vegetables with Garlic-Thyme Aioli
Potato Leek Beet Soup
Strawberry Port Ice Cream
Honey Wheat Flatbreads & Eggplant Walnut Dip
Simple Vibrant Summer Salad
Summer Quinoa with Watermelon & Lime

Lemon Curd Berry Tart
Curried Veggie Stew
Creamy Spiced Oatmeal with Pumpkin Seeds
Coq au Vin with Whole Grain Mustard & Onions
Chili Cornmeal Tart
Turmeric Eggs with Tomatoes and Caramelized Onions
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Garlic Toasties


Lavender; photo by Karol Franks

Lavender; photo by Karol Franks




Photo, top right, nectarine tree branch by Christopher Thomas (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo, nectarines on branch, by fir0002 | [GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo, bottom, cooking sauce by Laura Derr.




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