Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Fruit Dessert

This is a true summer fruit dessert that has so many juicy flavors. The crushed amaretti cookies add a wonderful crunchy almond flavor. And the addition of the amaretto...the aroma of this in the oven is
Making this for the family? Leave out the amaretto and use almond extract! And it is equally as good with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream!
This is another super Giada recipe.

By the way, hp on over to Cinnamon & Spice to visit her blueberry Blogger Secret Ingredient contest!

I am off to Atlanta to visit my daughter and her family. Can't wait to hold my little granddaughter! I will take a few days off from blogging to enjoy their company. See you in a week!

Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp with Amaretti Cookie Topping
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentis

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup crushed amaretti cookies, coarsely crushed
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 pounds nectarines, pitted and sliced into thick wedges
8 ounces blueberries
3 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

To make the topping: Stir the flour and sugars in a medium bowl to blend. Add the cookies and almonds and mix well. Add the butter and rub in until moist clumps form.
To make the filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Stir the sugar and flour in a large bowl. Add the nectarines and blueberries, and toss to combine. Stir in the liqueur.
Spoon the fruit mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle the cookie topping over. Bake until the nectarines are tender and the topping is golden and crisp, about 45 minutes. Cool at least 10 minutes. Spoon the warm crisp into bowls. Top each with a dollop of mascarpone cheese and serve.


  1. Linda, this looks delicious. The bonus is that it's also easy to do and I think that's great.

  2. This is so delicious with Amaretto and mascarpone. Just divine! Thanks for entering it in BSI! Enjoy your time in Atlanta!

  3. Love the cookie topping! Nice BSI entry!

  4. MMMMM! Love the cookies on the top! I bet this is delicious!

  5. Oh sweetie, enjoy your visit with your granddaughter. There's no greater feeling. Thanks for the recipe, this sounds delicious.
    hugs ~lynne~

  6. Oh does this ever sound delicious! Love the ingredients in the topping.

  7. YUM YUM YUM! What a fantastic dessert. Everyone in my family would love this. Great recipe and thanks for sharing it!

  8. Sounds so wonderful Linda! My hubby would die for some of that! I will have to make it - maybe for his birthday?


  9. Hey...what a wonderful combination. I am liking it already...just from reading the ingredients. Hope you had a great visit!

  10. Oh Linda! This looks absolutely sinfully good! Yum! I am so glad you are getting to spend time with your granddaughter! As soon as I read why you would be there, I knew you would be a busy bee! I hope your daughter is feeling better! Maybe we can have lunch next time! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

  11. Oh my! Another blueberry recipe I'll have to try. This sounds great...thanks for sharing it. And enjoy your granddaughter...I'm amazed at how enjoyable being a grandmother is.

    For a couple of other blueberry-based treats check out:


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