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Recipe of the Week:  Grilled Peaches with Amaretti Crumbles

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Recipe of the Week:  Grilled Peaches with Amaretti Crumbles
Grilled Peaches with Amaretti Crumbles
Serves 4

Peaches are in season, and this light, simple dessert is a great addition to an end-of-summer cookout!  The crumbled Italian almond cookies (amaretti) add crunch and pair perfectly with the grilled fruit.

2 large, ripe peaches, halved
olive oil
4-6 amaretti cookies (I like "Bellino" brand, but use almond biscotti if you cannot find amaretti)
whipped cream

Preheat your grill to medium heat (around 300-325 degrees)

To halve each peach, run a sharp knife starting at  the stem, down along the side through the bottom, and back up to meet the stem on the other side.  Gently twist the halves to separate.  Use your knife to carefully pop out the pit.

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Brush each half with a little olive oil and place cut-side-down on the hot grill.

Grill for approximately 3-4 minutes, until grill marks appear and the peaches begin to soften.  Flip over, and continue to grill for another 2-3 minutes.

Place grilled peaches on a plate (cut-side up), and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a crumbled amaretti cookie.  Serve warm.

Recipe by Tracy Holleran of The Secret Ingredient Cooking School in Fairfield, CT.

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