Peach and amaretti gratin

Diana Henry / 21 July 2015

This is a quick and simple dessert that is ideal for a small number of people, but can easily be scaled up to become a simple dinner party pudding.

Cooking time

15-20 minutes

Serves

2



Ingredients

  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 8 amaretti biscuits, roughly crushed
  • good dash Marsala, (or sherry will do)
  • Soft light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Method

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Mix the biscuits with the butter, Marsala, 1 tbsp of the sugar and the vanilla.

Halve the peaches and remove the stones. Put them into a gratin dish.

Spoon the biscuit mixture onto the peaches, filling up the holes where the stones were.

Squeeze the lemon over the top, drizzle with a little more Marsala and sprinkle on a little more sugar.

Bake in an oven preheated to 180 C until the peaches are completely tender. This will take 15 -20 minutes depending on how ripe the peaches are.

Serve with crème fraiche or double cream.

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