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Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half)
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.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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