A Healthy Dessert: Grilled Peaches with Amaretti

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.


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