Summer nights call for a sweet treat like Amaretto Roasted Peaches.
Peaches are a special summer treat, especially in New Jersey. Juicy peaches are as yummy as candy and there are endless ways to enjoy them. My mom loves to make delicious Amaretto Roasted Peaches and her recipe features crumbled amaretto cookies. Always looking to minimize sugar and calories, I chose to use ground old-fashioned oats instead of cookies. Just whirl them up quickly in a mini food processor or blender to get the right texture. I’ve made these with sugar and sugar substitutes and they work equally well. If you’re OK with a bit of sugar, make the recipe as is, if not, simply substitute about 1/2 packet of sweetener for sugar on each peach half.
For an extra rich dessert, top your peach with fresh whipped cream or a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt. I enjoyed the leftovers as breakfast atop cottage cheese with raspberries. Delish! These tasty peaches also work well in overnight oats, sliced as a pancake topping or mashed into Greek yogurt. I’m getting hungry 🙂
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- 3 large peaches, ripe to very ripe
- 2 Tablespoons amaretto liquor
- 2 Tablespoons rum
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, ground in food processor
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons organic sugar (or 3 packets no calorie sweetener)
- 1 Tablespoon light butter (I used stick)
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350.
- Gently halve peaches and remove pit. Place them cut side up on baking sheet that's covered in nonstick foil.
- Combine amaretto, rum and vanilla extract in a measuring cup and set aside.
- Sprinkle approx 1 1/2 teaspoons ground oats into hole and on flesh of each peach, then sprinkle each peach with 3/4 teaspoon sugar.
- Top each with 1/2 teaspoon of butter crumbled into pieces.
- Pour liquor mixture over the 6 peach halves.
- Bake for 25 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes if a crispier texture is desired. Take care not to burn the peaches!
Tips: Using very ripe peaches will yield a sweeter product, less ripe peaches may seem tart and require more added sugar. ½ packet of stevia or Truvia can be used to top each peach half instead of sugar. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat or enjoy cold.