Baked nectarines with almonds & Marsala

Baked nectarines with almonds & Marsala

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Cooking time

Prep: 12 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

Create a delicious Italian-style topping for peaches and nectarines for a simple summer dessert

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
447
protein
7g
carbs
45g
fat
25g
saturates
10g
fibre
3g
sugar
36g
salt
0.43g

Ingredients

  • 6 nectarines, halved, stones removed
  • 100g amaretti biscuits
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp toasted, flaked almonds
  • 250ml marsala
  • Greek yogurt or crème fraîche, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Sit the nectarine halves snugly in a baking dish, cut-side up. Put the amaretti biscuits into a large bowl and use the end of a rolling pin to bash into crumbs. Add the softened butter, ground almonds, caster sugar and egg, and stir together.
  2. Push spoonfuls of the mixture into the cavities of the nectarines, piling more on top until the mixture is evenly divided among them. Scatter with almonds, then carefully pour the Marsala into the dish through a gap between the fruit so the topping doesn’t get soggy. Bake for 40-50 mins until golden and crisp, and the fruit is soft. Eat warm with the juices spooned over, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or crème fraîche alongside.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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glengracie's picture
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Followed recipe exactly & results were absolutely delicious & so simple to make
Will definately be repeating this

Pee's picture
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Followed the recipe to the letter and Very Yummy !!! next time I may try making the topping a bit more like a crumble but still using the amaretti bickies.

yumyumyum2011's picture
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I am always on the look out for decent fruit-based desserts so at least you're getting one of your 5-a-day alongside the calories...

I made this for guests for a Sunday lunch and everyone loved it, even the kids (all the alcohol goes so it is suitable for kids too). It was easy and quick to make and I made it ahead of time to keep in the fridge - all you need to do then is pop in the oven and serve with greek yoghurt.

I'll definitely do this one again. If you're looking for nutrition positives, it has calcium (almonds), fibre (nectarines) and protein in (almonds, egg)...(yes, amongst a lot of saturated fat and sugar, but everyone needs a treat every now and again).

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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A good way of using up under-ripe nectarines which are very cheap at the moment. I used pudding wine instead of marsala. It turned out really well with the juice being a lovely pink colour. Served with Greek yoghurt.

roberta_uk98's picture
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I also used amaretto and the results were amazing!! Absolutely beautiful dessert, and so easy to make.

colandrina's picture
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really good, i used peaches and amaretto di saronno instead of marsala.

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