Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches

Chocolate-Amaretti PeachesRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Adapted from Gabriella's dessert of peaches filled with amaretti and cocoa powder, our version of this quick dessert uses shaved bittersweet chocolate for added richness. Look for amaretti cookies at specialty or gourmet markets; they have a distinct almond-amaretto flavor and crunchy texture that make this dish memorable. In a pinch, you can substitute crumbled almond biscotti.


8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 117
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1.5 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 42 mg
Calcium 9 mg


1/2 cup crushed amaretti cookies (about 8 cookies)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 large ripe peaches, halved and pitted
Cooking spray
8 teaspoons butter
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, shaved


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in a small bowl.

3. Hollow center of peach halves using a melon baller. Fill each peach half with 1 rounded tablespoon cookie crumb mixture. Arrange peaches in an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Place 1 teaspoon butter on top of each filled half. Broil 2 minutes or until butter melts. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate. Cool 5 minutes before serving.


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