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Amaretti peaches with honey & chocolate

Amaretti peaches with honey & chocolate

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Takes 35-45 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

An Italian classic with a twist, the perfect end to an Italian Sunday lunch

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal264
fat11g
saturates3g
carbs37g
sugars16g
fibre3g
protein6g
low insalt0.23g
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Ingredients

  • 6large just ripe but firm peaches
  • 15 loose (or 9 paper-wrapped) amaretti biscuits
  • scant blanched almond
  • 85g dark chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa solids), roughly broken
  • 1large egg , beaten
  • 2 tbsp honey – clear or set

To serve

  • 500g tub crème fraîche or mascarpone
  • a little cocoa powder

Method

  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Halve and stone the peaches, then dig out a little flesh from the centre of each half, using a sharp-edged soup spoon. Put flesh and peaches to one side.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the amaretti, almonds and chocolate into a food processor and pulse until the mixture is like coarse gravel. Add the spooned-out peach flesh, egg and honey and whizz for just a second or two to combine – don't over-process.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon the stuffing into the peach halves, mounding it up a little. Arrange the peaches in a single layer in a heavy baking tin, then bake for 25-30 minutes or until the flesh is tender and the stuffing nicely browned. Serve hot, with a dollop of mascarpone or crème fraîche and a dusting of sifted cocoa powder.

RECIPE TIPS
GETTING AHEAD

The filling (except the peach flesh) can be prepared a few hours ahead and chilled.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2002

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