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“This is a delicious variation on the classic Italian pairing of peaches baked with a filling of amaretti cookies. From a book called "chocolate treats".”
8 Peach halves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 ounces amaretti cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, finely grated
  • 4 large peaches
  • 1 tablespoon golden superfine sugar
  • 8 tablespoons , crem fraiche or 8 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Grease a shallow baking dish with butter.
  3. Place cookies, grated chocolate, and butter in bowl and mix together.
  4. Place the peaches in a separate heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water.
  5. Let stand for one minute, then transfer to a bowl of cold water and let stand for additional minute.
  6. Remove the peaches from the skin.
  7. Cut each peach in half and remove pit.
  8. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a little flesh from each peach half.
  9. Chop the flesh and add to the cookie mixture.
  10. Fill each peach half with the amaretti cookie mixture, then sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the peaches are soft and the filling is crisp.
  12. Transfer to a serving plate and serve hot with creme fraiche or sour cream.

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