Amaretti peaches with honey & chocolate

Amaretti peaches with honey & chocolate

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(5 ratings)

Takes 35-45 minutes


Serves 6
An Italian classic with a twist, the perfect end to an Italian Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal264
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.23g


  • 6 large just ripe but firm peaches



    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 15 loose (or 9 paper-wrapped) amaretti biscuits
  • scant 50g blanched almond
  • 85g dark chocolate (minimum 60% cocoa solids), roughly broken
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 1 large egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tbsp honey – clear or set



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

To serve

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


  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.

  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.

  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.

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19th Aug, 2012
Wow, don't worry too much about ratios. These ingredients go so well together so just decide how you might like it best. I am not a great lover of ice cream but this would be awesome with a good ice cream.
7th Jun, 2012
can this be made with apricots?
20th Aug, 2010
If you want to make a good impression, prepare this dessert. I added a bit of lemon juice to the unfilled peaches so that the flesh retains its colour.
11th Aug, 2010
Have made this lots of times, always turns out well and is a real crowd pleaser. Don't usually use the honey as the peaches are sweet enough. Works well if you put a small glass of white wine and a drop of water in the dish when you bake them, it makes a nice syrup to serve with the peaches. I find it works best with slightly under ripe peaches as they soften considerably when cooked - also easier to halve/stone.
29th Jun, 2009
Tasted delicious but did anyone else have trouble halving/stoning their peaches? Not sure if mine were under/over-ripe but I found it really hard to split them without squashing half the fruit in the process. Any tips?
26th Apr, 2009
Yuk, will not make these again. I think my peaches were a tad ripe and thus collapsed in the dish. I don't think I like the combination of chocolate and soft fruit.
13th Jul, 2008
delicious, all the family enjoy these. went down well when warmed on the BBQ. made these twice already, definately will be making them again
3rd Jan, 2008
So simple, but the end product is truly stunning. It looks good and tastes even better, if you want to impress then this is a must.
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