Baked peaches with crushed amaretti

Baking peaches will make even slightly hard and unsweet peaches delicious! Warm, soft with their sugars concentrated - they are a joy.


  • 50g/2oz butter

  • 12 amaretti biscuits, crushed

  • 2 tbsp honey, plus extra for drizzling

  • good dash vin santo, or similar sweet dessert wine, plus extra for drizzling

  • 4 peaches, halved and stones removed

  • demerara sugar, to sprinkle

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, but do not let it brown.

  3. Mix together the crushed amaretti biscuits, the melted butter, honey and a dash of vin santo in a bowl.

  4. Place a heaped teaspoon of the mixture onto the flat side of each of the peach halves and place on a baking tray.

  5. Sprinkle with demerara sugar and drizzle with more honey and vin santo.

  6. Bake in the oven for 15-30 minutes until golden. Serve.

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