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Amaretti Peaches
 

CarmelitaThis is one of the recipes that has been provided by Carmelita Caruana from Italy. Carmelita is involved in running cooking holidays in Italy and it is well worth visiting her website - www.cookitaly.com.

Ingredients

7 peaches
2 tbsp sugar
30g unsalted butter
6 or more crumbled amaretti biscuits
1 egg yolk

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180º
  • Wash and dry six un-peeled peaches, cut carefully in half and scoop out a deep cavity in the middle, ideally using a melon baller
  • Collect the removed peach flesh in a bowl and either dice or mash with a fork, together with the flesh from the 7th peeled peach
  • Add the sugar, the egg yolk and the crushed biscuits to the peach flesh and mix thoroughly
  • Spoon the mixture carefully into the peach halves, making it dome up slightly
  • Pack the peaches closely together in a single layer in a buttered oven dish, dot each peach half with a dab of butter, and bake at 180 degrees for about an hour
  • Serve warm or cold

Notes:

  • I like to add the peach kernel inside the peach stone to the filling: it has the amaretti taste of bitter almonds
  • An alternative is to add a drop of bitter almond essence to the filling

Serves 6

Carmelita Caruana
Cook Italy

 
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