Peaches with Marzipan

Peaches with Marzipan

Grilled peaches with almond paste and ricotta.

My original recipe source calls for «mascarpone» cheese, but I opted for «ricotta» as a lower-fat alternative.

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 5 min

170 calories per serving 


4 peaches, or nectarines   600 g
80 g almond paste (marzipan)   4 tbsp
4 tbsp ricotta cheese   50 g
4 amaretti (dry almond macaroons)   12 g


  1. Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. If the pit does not pull out easily, use a small, sharp knife to cut around it.
  2. Divide the marzipan into as many pieces as the number of peach halves. Roll each marzipan piece into a small ball, then press it into the pit cavity of each peach half. Spoon the ricotta cheese on top of the peach halves. Crush the amaretti and sprinkle them over the top.
  3. Place the fruit halves on a hot grill or alternatively on a broiler in the oven for about 5 min, until they are hot and the cheese starts to melt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (170g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




7 g

11 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

6 %


5 mg


20 mg

1 %


25 g

8 %


4 g

14 %


21 g


5 g

Vitamin A

6 %

Vitamin C

15 %


8 %


6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Excellent source of :
Vitamin E
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Nuts | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Italian

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