Without further ado, I pass you on to the talented Brie:
Bonjour! I’m Brie of Le Grand Fromage. I’m not French, but we share our similarities since I have my moments of being aloof and misunderstood. What I am is an organic food blogger and an advocate of Real Food. The more natural the ingredients the better. I take pride in sharing delicious and simple recipes that come from natural foods to help dispel the myth organic food is expensive or complicated.
I’m so thrilled to have a guest post on Duh-Licious! Mădălina is both a very talented and mirthful chef, and I love seeing what new recipes she has to share. Her sexy and inventive creations are an inspiration, and let’s face it – whoever makes Futurama cupcakes is undoubtedly awesome.
I had been sitting on the idea for this dessert for a few months and when the opportunity came to do a guest post for Mădălina, I knew this would be a perfect fit. The dessert is simple and sexy, yet stunning, which melds beautifully with the recipes she routinely offers.
By taking organic peaches and soaking them in amaretto, it provides a rich and complex flavor without covering the peaches natural sweetness. The best part is the extra amaretto can still be saved and used to make cocktails with a hint of peach which can be served with this dessert or saved for another occasion. After soaking, the dessert takes just minutes to prepare. It takes no effort to have the peaches soak while eating dinner and then assemble the dessert right before serving.
The look of this dessert is just as dramatic as it tastes. After broiling, the peaches easily give way to your fork and melt in your mouth. The caramelized brown sugar and toasted pecans provide a subtle nutty bite to balance the sweetness. And of course, the dark chocolate is not to be overlooked.
Caramelized Amaretto Peaches [serves 4]
- 2 peaches, halved and pitted
- 2/3 cup amaretto
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup pecans, finely diced
- 1 square 60% dark chocolate, shaved
Use ripe, but not squishy peaches, halve each and remove the pits. If any pit fibers are felt in the center, use your knife or a melon baller to remove a small layer until only peach flesh remains.
In two small glasses, place the two halves in each and add the amaretto until both are covered. Allow the peaches to soak for 30 minutes.
Turn your oven on to broil. Remove the peach halves from the glasses and lay face up on a baking sheet. Evenly spread the brown sugar on each halved peach, then evenly spread the pecans on top as well. Place the peaches in the oven on the top rack and cook for 3-4 min, watching carefully as to not burn the pecans. Remove from the oven and plate immediately. Once plated, shaved several pieces of dark chocolate on top and serve immediately.
Original by Brie.
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