Warmed peaches, brown butter, Amaretto, mint, almonds, cinnamon. Sounds like a perfect summer dessert to me. What more is there to say?!
Spiced Amaretto Peaches
Yield: 2 servings
3 ripe peaches, washed, cored and sliced thinly
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 2- to 3-inch stick cinnamon
¼ cup Amaretto liqueur
5 fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
Combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. When the butter begins to brown after 2 or 3 minutes, add the sliced peaches, stir and simmer until tender.
Warm the liqueur in a small saucepan. Carefully add the warmed Amaretto to the sauté pan with the peaches and ignite by tilting the pan away from you. The flames will subside in seconds as the alcohol burns away. Heat and stir until glazed.
To serve, divide sautéed peaches among bowls. Spoon any remaining sauce from the pan over the peaches. Garnish with sliced almonds and some mint.