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Perfect Peaches

Barbecued peaches make a fantastic dessert. Light and fresh, peaches can be bought locally in most parts of Canada throughout the summer. But be careful with this one! According to the Environmental Working Group, the typical peach can be coated with up to nine different pesticides. Your best bet is to opt for organic ones, if you can afford it, or to rinse the fruit well. Enjoy!


6 medium-sized peaches

40 g (1 1/2 oz.) of walnuts, chopped

1 Tbsp (15 mL) of grated ginger root

40 g (1 1/2 oz.) of cherries, chopped

40 g (1 1/2 oz.) of ground almonds

40 g (1 1/2 oz.) of sugar

4 tsp of Amaretto

75 g (2 1/2 oz.) of butter


1. Core the peaches and score around the middle of each, with a sharp knife. This prevents the peaches from splitting while they're cooking. 

2. Mix together the walnuts, almonds, sugar, cherries, ginger and amaretto in a small bowl.

3. Place each peach into the centre of a square of foil and liberally dot with butter. Gather the foil up around each peach so that it is completely sealed.

4. If the coals are hot, place the peach parcels on the grill. If the coals have died down, then place them directly onto the coals. Cook for about 25 to 30 minutes.

5. Transfer the peaches to individual warm serving plates. Serve with natural yogurt or locally made ice cream.

Serves 6.

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