ALMOND FILLED PEACHES

ALMOND FILLED PEACHES

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup slivered almonds
2/3 cup coarsely crushed amaretti cookies
3 egg yolks
6 large ripe peaches, sliced in half and pitted
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine 1/2 cup sugar, almonds, crushed cookies, and egg yolks; set aside.

  3. Place peach halves in buttered 13 × 9-inch baking dish. Evenly spoon nut mixture onto peach halves; set aside.

  4. In a small saucepan, combine wine, water and 1/2 cup sugar; heat until sugar dissolves. Lightly spoon 1 teaspoon sugar syrup over each peach half; pour remaining liquid around peaches. Dot with butter and bake 40 minutes, basting occasionally. Serve warm or at room temperature.