Amaretto-Amaretti Pear Crumble

This easy dessert gets a double shot of almond flavor: Sweet, fragrant pears are tossed with amaretto and topped with crunchy amaretti (Italian almond-flavored cookies) crumbs. This dish is very juicy, so we suggest serving it with ice cream.


6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 298
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 60.2 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 68 mg
Calcium 73 mg


4 firm Bosc pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
1 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs (about 16 cookies)
1 1/2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream


Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine pears and juice in a large bowl; spoon into a 1-quart baking dish.

Combine the apricot preserves and liqueur in a small bowl; spoon evenly over pears. Sprinkle butter over pear mixture, and top with 1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon pear mixture evenly into 6 bowls, and top each serving with 1/4 cup ice cream.