Barbecued nectarines with amaretto crunch and cream

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Serves:4


    4 nectarines, halved
    1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    1 tbsp Disaronno amaretto liqueur

    20g pecan nut halves
    50g amaretti biscuits
    50g plain flour
    20g light brown soft sugar
    50g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes

    1 tbsp Disaronno amaretto liqueur
    100ml whipping cream
    50g Greek yogurt
    2 tbsp icing sugar
    ½ tsp vanilla bean paste


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Start by making the crunch. Roughly crush the pecans in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a mixing bowl. Roughly crush the amaretti biscuits and add to the nuts. Stir in the fl our, sugar and a good pinch of salt. Use your fi ngertips to rub in the butter, until it resembles clumpy breadcrumbs. Sprinkle onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden; set aside to cool.

    2. Meanwhile, make the amaretto cream. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and use a balloon whisk to lightly whip them to soft peaks.

    3. Preheat the barbecue or griddle pan. Toss the nectarines in a bowl with the butter and amaretto. Griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side, until nicely charred, then put on a platter. Top with the cream and a scattering of the amaretto crunch.

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, June 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue.

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