Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
8 servings (serving size: 1 peach half)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Combine cookie crumbs and sugar in a small bowl.

Step 3

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

sprky182's Review

September 01, 2011
These were good, nothing spectacular.

skspillman's Review

August 09, 2010
Have made these twice now; they're my boyfriend's favorite summer dessert. I've been using crushed almond biscotti but have otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Very simple to prepare and delicious!

Maddierychel's Review

July 19, 2010
Delicious! I used nectarines and used milk chocolate instead. still so easy and delicious!