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Amaretti-Crusted Peaches

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half)
Prep: 7 minutes; Cook: 30 minutesBaked 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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).

  5. 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.

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