Grilled Peaches with Almond Cream

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

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 149
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 127mg
  • Calcium: 20mg

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. 1. Prepare grill.
  2. 2. Combine peaches and amaretto in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. Note: You may substitute 1/4 teaspoon almond extract plus 3 tablespoons water for the amaretto, if desired.
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