- 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
- 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
How to Make It
Combine peaches and amaretto in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
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.
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.