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Cherry Amaretti Gratin

July/August 1994

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


Cherry Amaretti Gratin Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups tart cherries, (about 1 1/2 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

Preparation

  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

Per serving: 370 calories; 7 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 74 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 8 g fiber; 138 mg sodium; 194 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 4 1/2

Exchanges: 5 other carbohydrate



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Recipe Categories

Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dessert
Season
Spring
Summer
Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Publication
July/August 1994

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