Grilled Peaches with Amaretto Mascarpone

3 firm but ripe peaches, pitted & quartered
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp amaretto or Brandy, plus 2 tsp
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mascarpone, room temperature
3/4 cup dry white wine (optional)

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Lightly brush the grill pan or rack with olive oil. Place the peaches on the grilling surface and do not move in order to achieve great grill marks. Grill 2-3 minutes per side, or until the grill marks are formed and peaches are slightly softened. Meanwhile, stir the sugar, 2 Tbsp amaretto, and lemon juice in a medium bowl to blend. Set the amaretto mixture aside. Place the grilled peaches in a shallow baking dish and coat them with the amaretto mixture. Set aside for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Meanwhile, stir the mascarpone and additional 2 tsp of amaretto in a small bowl to blend. Divide the grilled peach mixture equally among six dishes. Dollop the mascarpone mixture atop the peaches, and serve. If desired, pour the wine over the peaches before adding the mascarpone.

SERVINGS: 6 servings


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