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ITALIAN AMARETTI PEACHES


Description

An easy dessert recipe that is perfectly sweet, deliciously crunchy, and ready in less than an hour. This fruity dessert is perfect for when you just want a little something sweet.


Ingredients

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  • ½ stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups crumbled amaretti cookies or almond macaroon cookies
  • 2 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ripe peaches, pitted and halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup almond liqueur or dark rum

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl or ramekin, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the microwave. Pour the melted butter into a 13×9-inch baking dish.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add 1 cup of the crumbled cookies and process until they are fine crumbs. Add the flour, brown sugar, vanilla, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter. Pulse until the butter is fully incorporated. Add the egg and pulse until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  4. Prepare the peaches: Use a small spoon or a melon baller to hollow out the center of the peach so that you have a 1-inch deep cavity.
  5. Using a pastry brush, coat the peaches with the almond liqueur, both flesh side and skin side.
  6. Divide the cookie mixture evenly between the peaches. Use your fingers to gently press the filling into the cavity.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of the amaretti crumbs over the filling.
  8. Place the peaches into the baking dish. Use the pastry brush to coat the outside skins with some of the melted butter that is in the dish.
  9. Bake until the filling is lightly browned and crisp – about 45 – 50 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven and set aside to cool.
  10. Serve the peaches warm or at room temperature.
  11. Garnish with a sprig of mint or a dollop of whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or sweetened mascarpone cheese.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 8