Peaches stuffed with Amaretti

The ice cream is overkill. Tasty overkill

By Katherine

Remember those challenges that went around for awhile that made you answer which blogger’s table you’d choose to dine at? It was so fun, albeit hard, to answer that question and it was one of those things you figured wouldn’t really happen anyway. (Although, Rosemary if you keep posting those market shots, expect a jetlagged Greg and Katherine on your doorstep any day.)

Well imagine my surprise and delight, when Jamie from A Dash of Domestic e-mailed me a few weeks ago to say she was in Little Rock and was wondering how close we were. Close. We got to meet her and her lovely family, show off the garden, introduce the dogs. It was a great evening. I force fed her a bit of sweet potato pizza. And we sat down for dessert.

We got a kick out of her little boy — if you can call a 14-year-old who’s taller than both of us little — admiring our vintage iPod. Greg proceeded to show him his turntable and vinyl collection. Jamie and her family were gracious, wonderful guests. And what made the night even better was that peaches are in season.

Peaches stuffed with Amaretti

  • 1/2 cup crushed Amaretti (about a cup whole)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp Amaretto
  • 4 peaches

Slice peaches in half and remove pits. Scoop out enough flesh to make a well in each peach that’s about a tablespoon large. Dice up the peach flesh you removed and mix with the remaining ingredients. Divide filling between each peach half. Place peaches, filling side up in a brownie pan and drizzle about a quarter cup liquid, water or white wine, in the bottom. Bake peaches at 350 until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve warm with or without ice cream.

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36 Responses to Peaches stuffed with Amaretti

  1. Kristy says:

    How fun to meet a fellow blogger! Glad you all had a good evening. And for the record, I’m all for overkill. This looks incredible. :)

  2. Isn’t that wonderful? And you even had gourmet pizza ready to go.. and topped it off with these lovely peaches.. I feel a “flight” coming on, coincidentally;)

  3. Amaretti work so well in desserts. Impossible to get here, but Amaretto is always in my store cupboard.

  4. How wonderful – what a lovely time you all had! It´s great to meet a fellow blogger and then to enjoy such a fabulous dessert. Amaretto works so well with peaches…yum!

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    How nice that you were able to meet a fellow blogger! We’re hoping to meet with Charles when we’re in Paris on the fall.
    Peaches aren’t quite in season yet in Ontario, but as soon as they are, I’m making this!

  6. Oh, I hope the local peaches are going to be good this year…there aren’t many of them!
    Really cool that you got to meet Jamie and the family!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    What a nice evening! I can only imagine a 14 year-old’s fascination with a vinyl record collection. I am so looking forward to fresh peaches, one of the real highlights of the Summer harvest.

  8. Rock Salt says:

    This looks epic, great for a summer dessert.

  9. What a wonderful occasion to serve those gorgeous peaches.

  10. billpeeler says:

    How awesome! And what a great, impressive looking dessert. Love it when just a few ingredients results in something so decadent.

  11. That sounds delicious. I can’t wait for peaches to show up at the farmers markets!

  12. How fun! Peaches look incredible.

  13. Karista says:

    How fabulous! Are you located in Little Rock? That’s where I grew up. I want to come visit too. :)

  14. egg me on says:

    Mmm. Nice juicy, boozy, sugary peaches. Well done. What a great visit you guys must have had!

  15. ceciliag says:

    sounds delicious and having gorgeous company from one of our blog friends too! perfect c

  16. Carolyn Chan says:

    Lovely story that ends well with that dessert !!

  17. Courtney says:

    How fun to meet up! I love it – and the dessert.

  18. JamieAnne says:

    The peaches were very tasty, but the company was amazing! Thank you (again) for visiting with us (and feeding us) while we were near you.

  19. Oh wow, that looks amazing :) Any alternatives to the Amaretti? :)

  20. I have some fresh peaches and might just have to try this! AND I have a peach recipe coming up this week, haha. :)

  21. Imagining how that must taste is making my mouth water. Yummy!

  22. rsmacaalay says:

    Nice meeting someone in real life :)
    I hope I can meet some of you too when I visit US, BTW that dessert looks awesome

  23. Natalie says:

    Jeez not the vinyl! The poor child ;) Made up for it with dessert though, good save! I’m loving this simple idea & have a bag of amarettis open from my trifles. Only have plums though, sound like it should work, I’ll have a go!

  24. Amy says:

    Wow this sounds amazing. Perfect for a summer eve!

  25. Mad Dog says:

    You’ll be in trouble if we all come and see you on the same day – great peaches!

  26. so summery! thinking about grilling some peaches this weekend myself

  27. What a great post! Great food and sounds like great company as well. The blogosphere has such sweet surprises. : )

  28. aFrankAngle says:

    When amaretti are involved, it must be good!

  29. I think that you and Greg were so sweet to host like that so graciously on the fly! What a nice treat for you all to meet in person. And she got to meet the famous dogs!

  30. mydearbakes says:

    This is so amazing! I got hungry just by looking at your post! =)

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