Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chocolate Amaretti Peaches

If you want to prepare a tasty dessert in about 10 minutes, this recipe is it. But if you choose you can to take your time by baking it in the oven instead of using the microwave. You would need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for about 30-40 minutes. Test them for tenderness, and check the filling, which should be golden.

You can also use fresh nectarines or apricots instead of peaches. Just make sure you are using ripe ones, otherwise getting the pits out can become pretty messy. If they do come out with the pit, just add it to the filling.

The amaretti cookies make this dessert an Italian dessert. And you can serve it with some "gelato" which makes a great presentation. After all looks are important:)

This recipe is all over the Internet with different methods, or instructions. But this is the one that is easy and tasty for me. Enjoy:)


4 ounces (115 g) amaretti biscuits (amaretto cookies), crushed
2 ounces (50 g) plain chocolate, chopped
grated rind of 1/2 orange
1 tbsp (15 ml) clear honey
1/4 tsp (1.5 ml) ground cinnamon
1 egg white, lightly whisked
4 firm ripe peaches
5 tbsp (75 ml) white wine
1 tbsp (15 ml) caster (granulated) sugar

Mix together the amaretti biscuits, chocolate, orange rind, honey and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in the egg white to bind the mixture.

Halve and stone the peaches and fill the cavities with the chocolate mixture, mounding it up slightly.

Arrange the stuffed peaches in a lightly buttered, shallow microwave-proof dish which will just hold them. Pour the wine into a cup and stir in the sugar.

Pour the sweetened wine around the peaches. Cover loosely and microwave on High for 2-3 minutes, until the peaches are tender. Serve at once with a little of the cooking juices spooned over and the whipped cream.

Yield: 4 servings

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

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