Cherry Amaretti Gratin

Cherry Amaretti Gratin

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994

Sweet amaretti crumbs make a quick, low-fat topping that is a perfect foil for tart cherries.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 cups tart cherries, (about 1½ pounds), pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed amaretti crumbs, (about 18 amaretti)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Toss cherries, lemon juice, amaretto and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Arrange in a 1-quart gratin dish or pie plate or in 4 individual dishes.
  3. Stir together amaretti crumbs and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the cherry mixture. Bake until cherries are bubbling and the topping is golden, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 370 calories; 7 g fat(0 g sat); 8 g fiber; 74 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g sugars; 721 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 138 mg sodium; 186 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 5
  • Exchanges: 5 other carbohydrate

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