Piemontese Peach Gratin

This is an easy and delicious way to use the last peaches of summer in an intriguing dessert.

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
30 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds very ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground Amaretti (Italian macaroons)
  • 2 cups flour 3 pounds very ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Directions

Butter 6 individual gratin dishes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and set a rack in the middle level. Toss peaches with water and extract and divide among the dishes. For the topping, melt the butter and stir in the remaining ingredients in order. Crumble the topping over the individual dishes. Bake the gratins about 30 minutes, until bubbling and the topping has colored. Cool to room temperature and serve with whipped cream or Creme Fraiche.


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