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Almond Peaches with Amaretti Filling

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“This is a DELICIOUS recipe I found in Complete Italian Cooking by Sonja Grey. The book says that these are a specialty of the Piedmont region in the north of italy.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large firm peaches, halved and pitted
  • 6 amaretti cookies, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 teaspoon fresh lemon rind, finely grated
  • sliced almonds (optional)
  • light cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Scoop a little flesh from center of each peach half, and put in a bowl.
  3. Add the cookie crumbs, sugar, and 2 Tablespoons softened butter, yolk, lemon rind; beat until smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture among the peach halves, evenly-- shaping the mixture into a'mound' shape.
  5. Top with flaked almonds if you desire to, and dot with remaining tablespoon of butter.
  6. Arrange in a buttered ovenproof dish and bake for 25-35 mins.
  7. Serve warm or cold with light cream.

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