Rich walnuts and sweet raisins make a crumbly topping for slices of juicy nectarines layered with spoonfuls of lemon cashew cream.
Time just has a way of slipping away from me; you too? Especially this time of year when I want to enjoy every delicious moment that summer has to offer.
I want more lazy afternoons outdoors, more picnics at the beach, more ice cream (just because), and more juicy sun-ripened peaches and nectarines that drip and dribble all over your hands.
But summer isn’t at its end quite yet and I’m making the most of what’s left.
I’m determined to find every possible reason or excuse to prolong the pleasures of my favorite season just a bit longer and that includes making a few more of these stone fruit parfaits with layers of nut crumble and lemon cream.
Fruit parfaits make a fresh and deceptively simple dessert that’s perfect for picnics and potlucks and this one is as straightforward as it gets. Juicy sweet nectarines are sliced and served with a generous sprinkling of raw walnut crumble and a drizzle of lemon cashew cream.
The topping comes together in a flash in the food processor, and the lemon cream whips up in minutes in the blender. Both can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge at the ready so that dessert (or even breakfast) is just minutes away any day of the week.
What are your favorite summer desserts?