Grilled Peaches with Almond Cream

recipe
Prep: 9 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes; other: 15 minutes

Almond is a favorite flavoring for Italian desserts, and it pairs beautifully with sugary-sweet peaches in this classic combo. Use peaches that are nice and ripe but still firm so they will hold up on the grill.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half, 2 tablespoons almond cream, and 3/4 teaspoon almonds)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 149
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 12.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 127 mg
Calcium 20 mg

Ingredients

4 medium firm ripe peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds), halved and pitted
3 tablespoons amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted and divided
2 tablespoons sugar
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine peaches and amaretto in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.

3. While peaches stand, place 2 tablespoons almonds and sugar in a food processor; process 3 minutes or until a paste forms. Add cream cheese and vanilla; process until smooth.

4. Remove peaches from bowl, reserving amaretto. Place peaches, cut sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; brush peaches with reserved amaretto. Grill 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until tender, basting occasionally with amaretto. Place peach halves on dessert plates; spoon 2 tablespoons almond cream into center of each peach half, and sprinkle evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons almonds. Serve warm.

Note: You may substitute 1/4 teaspoon almond extract plus 3 tablespoons water for the amaretto, if desired.

Note:

Kelley Wilton,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

June 2006
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