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Serves 4

For the Peaches

  • 4 – 6 large ripe peaches
  • 75g Amaretti biscuits, crushed up (plus extra for serving)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest & juice of ½ lemon

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 200ml cream
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 200g plain chocolate, broken into squares (at least 65% cocoa solids)
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil


For the Peaches

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4)
  2. In a bowl place the egg yolks along with the maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice
  3. Add in the crushed amaretti biscuits & mix well together
  4. Cut the peaches in half & carefully remove the stones
  5. Line an oven proof dish with parchment paper
  6. Place the peaches in the dish – cut side facing up
  7. Carefully spoon the egg & amaretti mixtures on top of each of the peaches
  8. Drizzle over a little more maple syrup on each peach followed by the remaining lemon zest
  9. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until soft and the peaches are holding their shape

For the Syrup

  1. In a small pot place the maple syrup, vanilla extract and lime juice together
  2. Bring to the boil for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened
  3. Set aside until required

For the Chocolate Ganache

  1. Bring the cream & orange zest to the boil
  2. Once boiled, remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate until combined
  3. Transfer to a bowl/container and allow to cool completely before serving
  4. To serve, place the peaches in the centre of the plate, spoon a quenelle of the premade chocolate
  5. ganache to the side. Sprinkle over a little sea salt over the ganache followed by a small drizzle of olive oil & finished with some more crushed amaretti biscuits