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Amaretto-Amaretti Pear Crumble

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.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 298
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.2g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Calcium: 73mg

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