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
8 teaspoons butter
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, shaved
How to Make It
Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in a small bowl.
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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