Amaretti-Crusted Peaches

Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 30 minutes

Baked almond-filled peach halves are a favorite summertime dessert. The almond flavor and the crunch of the amaretti cookies perfectly complement the sweet, juicy fresh peaches. Look for macaroon-type amaretti cookies in Italian markets, gourmet stores, and large supermarkets.


8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 125
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.7 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Calcium 4 mg


1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs (about 32 cookies)
4 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon apple juice
4 fresh peaches (about 1 3/4 pounds), halved and pitted
Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; toss with a fork until well blended.

3. Place peach halves, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons cookie mixture into center of each peach half.

4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes or until peaches are tender and cookie mixture is lightly browned (shield with foil to prevent overbrowning, if necessary).

Note: Substitute 1 cup gingersnap or biscotti crumbs for the amaretti cookie crumbs, if desired. If fresh peaches are out of season, substitute drained canned peach halves in light syrup.