Peaches stuffed with amaretti cookies

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
45g amaretti cookies (about 12 small cookies)
3 ripe, firm peaches (about 140g each), halved and pitted
15g granulated sugar (1/2 tsp per peach half)
15g unsalted butter (1/2 tsp per peach half)
475ml fresh whipped cream
1) Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. Butter the bottom of an 20cm baking dish and set aside.

2) Using a melon baller, clean out the red flesh from the centre of each peach. Arrange the peaches cut side up in the prepared dish. In the bowl of a food processor, add the amaretti cookies and pulse until finely crumbled. Divide the amaretti crumbs between the peaches. Fill the centre of each peach with the amaretti cookie crumbs. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of sugar over each. Dot each peach with 1/2 tsp of butter.

3) Bake until the peaches are tender and the filling is crisp on top, about 30 mins. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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