6 servings

This easy dessert gets a double shot of almond flavor: Sweet, fragrant pears are tossed with amaretto and topped with crunchy amaretti (Italian almond-flavored cookies) crumbs. This dish is very juicy, so we suggest serving it with ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Combine pears and juice in a large bowl; spoon into a 1-quart baking dish.

Step 3

Combine the apricot preserves and liqueur in a small bowl; spoon evenly over pears. Sprinkle butter over pear mixture, and top with 1 cup amaretti cookie crumbs. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon pear mixture evenly into 6 bowls, and top each serving with 1/4 cup ice cream.

Ratings & Reviews

CSparks's Review

August 01, 2010
Great dessert! I made it last night...again! It is one of my favorite ways to fix pears in a dessert. I crumbled up several homemade oatmeal cookies that had seen better days and substituted those for the amaretti. It worked well! I definitely recommend this.