Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stuffed Peaches

New Jersey may not be the largest producer of peaches in the U.S. (we're fourth) but when summer rolls around, peaches from the Garden State can't be beat. When they're in season and perfectly ripe, their fragrant juices and fleshy interior make them irresistible. It's hard to improve on all this raw deliciousness, but give this recipe a try when you want something a little special but don't want to work too hard to get it. 

You can make it in a casserole:
Or try it on the grill if it's too hot to turn on the oven:
It's quick to put together, it cooks in only 15 minutes and it's delicious. Just don't expect to get the same results with out-of-season cotton-y peaches.
A little ice cream makes it even better.

 Stuffed Peaches

Printable Recipe Here

For four large peaches:

1 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) crushed amaretti cookie crumbs
2 T. butter, softened
2 T. marsala wine
1 T. brown sugar
dash of cinnamon
a few slivered almonds

1 cup marsala wine

Mix the amaretti, butter, the 2 T. marsala wine, brown sugar and cinnamon in a food processor. Wash the peaches well, remove the pit and fill the center area with the stuffing. Place in a small oven proof casserole and pour in the marsala wine. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, topping with slivered almonds for the last five minutes. Alternately, place in an aluminum pan over a grill. Close cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with slivered almonds for the last five minutes.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, wonderful! A divine dessert.



Nichol said...

These look really tasty!

Stacey Snacks said...

Another recipe using amaretti cookies which I never have! I have always wanted to try these. I will just go out and buy some cookies already!

Antonietta said...

These look delcious! I'm headed back to Jersey in a few days and I'll be sure to eat some peaches!

The Food Hunter said...

Love peaches...you just can't get good ones here in Arizona. But if you could I would make this for sure.

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Oh how heavenly! I have been seeing peaches everywhere, but these look divine!

First time on your blog, I am your newest follower! I love it!

Barbara GF said...

Everything tastes better with amaretti cookies stuffed inside, Linda, even a perfect peach. I've been enjoying local peaches this week, too. I will have to try your recipe; they look so good!

Claudia said...

How is it possible that I just returned from the grocer's and have everything but the peaches? Back to the car. The clerks are used to seeing me twice a day.

Proud Italian Cook said...

OMG, You're brilliant! I'm so excited I have a ziplock bag of crushed amaretti cookies, woo hoo!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They must smell so good as they are baking!

I have been enjoying cherries this week -- next week will definitely be all about peaches! :0)

Gracie said...

We have plenty of peaches right now here, I have to try this one!

Frank said...

Sounds lovely. I just bought some peaches by happy coincidence...

Linda said...

Just got back from the Farmer's market with Jersey white peaches...they are wonderful this year and yours look amazing Linda!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Tell me the Jersey peaches are improving these days because I've been disappointed with most of the peaches I buy in the farmer's markets in NY and NJ! Just had no luck.

I think this recipe would improve ANY peach though. Great flavors. Who doesn't love peaches and almonds? The marsala just takes it over the top!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

This is a perfect summer dessert if I ever saw one. I just bought peaches and even have a bag of amaretti cookies. This recipe has my name on it. Thanks, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh...I make this dish...but mine has chocolate in the stuffing. But it's been years since last i fired up the oven for the peaches. Thanks for reminding me.


Kevin said...

This is an amazing way to enjoy some fresh summer peaches! The peach and almond flavour combo is a great one!