Summertime is all about fresh fruit, and what could be fresher than nectarines right off the tree? If you have an air fryer, you can easily cook up a batch of nectarines for a quick and healthy snack. Try using your favorite seasonings to add some extra flavor.
Air Fryer Grilled Nectarines was our dessert this afternoon. Made with some fresh nectarines I found at Whole Foods, roasted in the air fryer, and then topped with a healthy serving of vanilla ice cream and a sweet drizzle of maple syrup!!
This was a great break from traditional baked dessert, but it was so delicious! While the grilled nectarine is healthy, you can certainly forgo the ice cream and maple syrup for a pure, healthy air fryer recipe.
If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Fruit Recipes, be sure to check out some of my favorites including, Air Fryer Baked Apples, Air Fryer Roasted Pineapple, and of course, my Air Fryer Apple Fries!!
What Is A Nectarine
Have you ever tasted a nectarine? This fuzzy fruit is a hybrid of the peach and plum and has a delicate flavor that’s perfect for summer snacking. Nectarines are available in grocery stores from June through August, so grab one while you can! They’re great eaten out of hand or added to salads or other dishes. Keep reading to learn more about this delicious fruit.
Air Frying Nectarines
While this recipe is for Air Fryer Nectarines, this recipe will work with any stone fruit, including Peaches, Plums, Cherries, and Apricots. The timing should be the same but will depend on how thick the fruit is.
If you have never cut a Nectarine before, this is a great video that will show you how to cut it safely. Believe it or not, that is the hardest part of the recipe.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Nectarines
Summertime means stone fruit season and one of our family’s favorites is nectarines. This blog post will show you the ingredients needed to make air fryer nectarines. Whether you are a first-time air fryer user or an experienced one, you’ll find this recipe easy to follow. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
- Nectarines: Use fresh nectarines, that are free of bruises.
- Butter: Use unsalted butter
- Seasoning/Spices: Ground Cinnamon, Salt, or Ground Nutmeg.
- Granulated Sugar: You can make this sugar-free, by using a sugar substitute.
- Olive Oil: Helps to coat the nectarine to make it delicious!
How To Make Air Fryer Grilled Nectarines
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, ground cinnamon, sugar, salt, and olive oil. Brush on the peach. Place the peach into the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 330 degrees F, and set the timer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, brush the nectarine with more butter mixture and air fry for another 5 minutes.
What To Serve With Grilled Nectarines
Summertime means grilling out! If you’re looking for something new to serve with your grilled nectarines, look no further. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, there’s sure to be something here for you. So fire up the grill and get cooking!
Here are some great options;
Salad, make a grilled nectarine salad! This is one of my favorites, use some romaine lettuce,
PIe: Use the grilled nectarines to make a great nectarine pie recipe!
Serve With: Whipped Cream, Vanilla, Honey, Greek Yogurt, or even some Maple Syrup!
How To Cut A Nectarine
Summertime is the perfect season for enjoying fresh fruit. One of our favorite fruits to enjoy in the summertime is nectarines. This sweet and juicy fruit can be a little difficult to cut, so we’re going to show you how to do it properly. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to cut a nectarine like a pro! Keep reading for all the details.
- Remove the stem from the nectarine.
- Cut the nectarine in half, removing the pit.
- Slice your nectarine into even-sized pieces, or leave it in half to grill.
How To Tell If A Nectarine Is Bad
Summer is in full swing and that means delicious fruit ripe for the picking! But how do you know when a nectarine is bad? Today we’ll explore some tips to help you determine if a nectarine is past its prime. Stay safe and enjoy this delicious fruit all season long!
Nectarines that don’t taste or smell good will typically become very soft and develop dark spots. If mold appears on the fruit, you should throw it away because of its harmful nature to humans who consume these foods!
How To Tell If A Nectarine Is Ripe
Summertime is nectarine season! Here’s how to tell if a nectarine is ripe and ready to eat.
- Squeeze: Squeeze your nectarine, if it’s soft, it’s ripe. Hard nectarines usually mean they are not ripe yet.
- Smell Your Nectarine: They should smell fragrant, unripe ones will have no aroma.
- Color: You are looking for a yellow to dark orange color.
- Texture: Should have a soft texture.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do nectarines need to be ripe?
No, you actually want the nectarines to be slightly firm, which will release the natural juices, during air frying.
Do I need to use oil when grilling nectarines?
Yes, although you can use any high-heat oil or melted butter.
Can you put nectarines in an air fryer?
Yes, you can put any stone fruit into the air fryer, and perfectly roast it!
Can you reheat grilled nectarines in the air fryer?
Yes, you can. Reheat at 300 degrees F, and heat until the nectarine is warmed through!
More Air Fryer Fruit Recipes:
If you love your air fryer, then you’re going to love these delicious fruit recipes. Air frying your favorite fruits is a great way to enjoy a healthy snack or dessert. These recipes are easy and fun to make, and they taste amazing. So, if you’re looking for something new to try in your air fryer, give these recipes a try. You won’t be disappointed!
- AIR FRYER BROILED BROWN SUGAR GRAPEFRUIT: Do you love grapefruit but hate the mess it makes? Well, with your air fryer you can have all the deliciousness of this tart citrus fruit with hardly any cleanup. Just broil it in your air fryer for a few minutes and enjoy! Plus, this is a healthy and vegan-friendly breakfast or snack option. So gather up your ingredients and get started on this quick and easy recipe.
- AIR FRYER TRADER JOE’S THAI BANANA FRITTERS: If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to add some variety to your air fryer recipes, you’ll love these Thai banana fritters from Trader Joe’s! With just three ingredients, they’re simple to make and so delicious. Plus, they’re perfect for a quick snack or dessert. Give them a try today!
- AIR FRYER CHERRY OATMEAL BREAKFAST BAKE: The air fryer is a great appliance to have in your kitchen. Not only can you use it for frying food, but you can also use it for baking and roasting. Today, I’m going to show you how to make an air fryer cherry oatmeal breakfast bake. This breakfast bake is easy to make and it’s a great way to start your day. Plus, it’s packed with fiber and protein, so it will keep you feeling satisfied until lunchtime. Let’s get started!
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Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy fresh nectarines. And what's even better than just eating them plain? Cooking them in your air fryer! This simple recipe will show you how to do just that. Enjoy!
- 2 large nectarines cut in half and pitted
- 4 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, ground cinnamon, sugar, salt, and olive oil.
Brush on the peach. Place the peach into the air fryer basket, set the temperature to 330 degrees F, and set the timer for 5 minutes
After 5 minutes, brush the nectarine with more butter mixture and air fry for another 5 minutes.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!