Sauteed Peaches with Amaretto

My father’s side of the family is Italian & growing up, he worked at our family’s restaurant, “Mom’s Kitchen,” located in Neptune, New Jersey. It was from him & my grandmother that my own passion for cooking was not only inspired, but also encouraged. Spending weekends with my Dad out in East Hampton, I always looked forward to making dinner! We almost always made Italian recipes that had been handed down through generations. One particular meal always comes to mind when reminiscing about summers spent out East; Pan Seared Eggplant with Garlic & Parsley, Lemon Chicken and Sauteed Peaches with Amaretto for dessert!

Sauteed Peaches with Amaretto
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 People
  • 4 peaches, halved & pitted
  • ¼ cup amaretto
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ c mascarpone
  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. In a large sauté pan, arrange the peach halves in a single layer with the inside facing up.
  3. Pour amaretto over top the peaches & sprinkle evenly with sugar.
  4. Sauté over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook out.
  5. Careful not to burn the mixture! Transfer to the broiler & cook until peaches are nice and browned and the remaining liquid has a honey-like consistency.
  6. Serve with a generous dollop of mascarpone & enjoy!