Monday, April 5, 2010
The Barefoot Contessa is known for lots of butter and decadent cooking, but even she can cook something healthy and delicious. It's also good enough for a fancy party, but still fun enough for alfresco dining. Try this Grilled Peaches with Amaretti recipe the next time you have friends over.
Grilled Peaches with Amaretto
8 ripe peaches, cut in 1/2 and pitted
1/4 cup vanilla sugar
1/4 cup good dark rum
1/4 cup good amaretto
8 amaretti cookies, crumbled
Creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Heat a grill with a single layer of charcoal. When the coals are hot, brush the grill with a little oil. Grill peaches, cut side down, and cook until they're slightly charred.
3. Place the peaches in an oven-proof dish, sprinkle each half with a little vanilla sugar. Combine the rum and amaretto and drizzle 1/2 of it on the peaches.
4. Bake the peaches for about 10 minutes. Serve hot with crumbled amaretti cookies on top and a dollop of creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream.