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Plum-Amaretti Gratin

October 1997

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Crunchy amaretti cookies top this plum gratin.


Plum-Amaretti Gratin Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ripe red or purple plums (6-8 plums), pitted and cut into eighths
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur, (optional)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 amaretti cookies or 2 gingersnaps, crushed

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat four 1- to 1 1/2-cup gratin dishes or a shallow 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Toss plums with sugar and amaretto, if using, in a medium bowl. Spread evenly in prepared dish(es). Bake, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolk, yogurt, condensed milk and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator until needed.
  4. Shortly before serving, preheat broiler. Spoon the yogurt mixture over plums. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Serve hot or warm.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The plums (though Step 2) will keep, loosely covered, at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition

Per serving: 216 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 55 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 64 mg sodium; 430 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 3

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 2 other carbohydrate



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Recipe Categories

Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Broil
Meal/Course
Dessert
Season
Spring
Summer
Fall
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Mediterranean
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Publication
October 1997

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