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Peach Amaretti Mess

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

While the traditional English version of "Eton mess" is a mixture of strawberries, meringue and cream, this Italian version uses peaches, chocolate and amaretti cookies. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheri Liefeld Cheri Liefeld
October 12, 2011

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups whipping cream, chilled
1/4
cup granulated sugar
3
tablespoons unsweetened dark or regular baking cocoa
1/2
lb fresh or frozen peaches (2 medium), chopped
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2
tablespoons peach-flavored schnapps, if desired
1
cup crushed amaretti cookies
Additional crushed amaretti cookies
4
whole amaretti cookies

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed. As cream begins to thicken, beat in granulated sugar and cocoa. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2
    In 10- or 12-inch skillet, cook peaches, brown sugar and lemon juice over medium heat. As sugar melts to form sauce, stir in schnapps. Cook until peaches are softened.
  • 3
    In individual dessert dishes, layer whipped cream, crushed cookies and peaches. Repeat layers. Garnish each with whipped cream, crushed cookies and 1 whole cookie. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Make the whipped cream and peaches ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to build the desserts.
  • Drizzle the tops with extra sauce from the peach mixture.

Nutrition Information

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