Here’s a tasty way to start the day!  Hastings, on the North Island, known as the “Fruit Bowl of New Zealand”, grows a bounty of summer tree fruits similar to Ontario.  

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  • 1 cup (250 mL) butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) granulated sugar
  • 4 Ontario Eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla
  • 2-3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 2 to 3 Ontario Nectarines, sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Ontario Blueberries
  • Icing sugar


Line a 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch (39 x 26 cm) rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In large bowl using electric mixer, cream butter with sugar for about one minute.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla until smooth.  In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture at medium speed until blended.  

Spread batter into prepared baking sheet.  Top with nectarine slices, pressing slightly into batter.  Scatter blueberries over top. 

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Dust top with icing sugar.

Tip: Sprinkle top with 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced almonds before baking.

Nutritional information

1 Serving

  • PROTEIN: 6 grams
  • FAT:17 grams    
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 57 grams
  • CALORIES: 400    
  • FIBRE: 2 grams
  • SODIUM: 210 mg