Sweet, tart, crunchy and elegant these peaches take more time to describe than to cook. They are steamed in red wine and dessert is served in just 4 minutes!

Pressure Cooker Accessories Pr. Cook Time Pr. Level Open
4 L or larger steamer basket 3 min. High(2) Normal

Amaretti Stuffed Peaches - pressure cooker recipe
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Substitute peaches with nectarines, or apricots.
  • 1 cup red wine (or water)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup Amaretti Cookies, crumbled (about 8 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted (or olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 peaches, mature but firm
  1. Prepare the pressure cooker by pouring in the wine and sugar and positioning the steamer basket.
  2. Crumble the cookies and almonds in a chopper and mix in the lemon zest and melted butter.
  3. Wash the peaches well, slice them in half and remove the pittt. Make the pit cavity a little bigger by using a melon-baller.
  4. Fill and dust the top of the peaches with the cookie crumble filling and lower into the steamer basket of your pressure cooker.
  5. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Turn the heat up to high and when the cooker reaches pressure, lower to the heat to the minimum required by the cooker to maintain pressure. Cook for 3 minutes at high pressure.
  6. When time is up, open the cooker by releasing the pressure.
  7. Remove the peaches with tongs to individual plates.
  8. Reduce the red wine in the cooker (without the lid) until syrupy and drizzle onto the peaches.
  9. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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  1. Sounds like a great dessert! Specially when the wine liquid is reduced and thickened and poured on the peaches. I am wondering if a pear could be used as well. It would be a natural with the red wine, don’t you think? At any rate, I am making the peach dessert tonight for sure. Will report back.

  2. Yes, you could do this with any fruit that can hold up to pressure cooking, pears and apples too.

    I have the perfect red-wine dessert with pears that will knock you socks off: Red Wine Stewed Pears.

    I look forward to hearing back on how you liked the peaches!


  3. Can you give some tips on how to cut a peach in half. I have tried to slice all around and pull the halves apart, but this typically ends up in mushy peaches because they don’t pull apart easily.

    1. Elisabeth,

      There are two basic categories of peach varieties, cling and free stone. They are exactly as they sound, the fruit is stuck tight to the cling peach’s stone (pit), whereas the fruit of the free stone peach will easily separate. It sounds like you’re trying to split a cling peach. Typically the free stone peaches are later in the season. Fun fact, free stone plums are actually called prunes, but since prunes have gotten such a bad rap, they often refer to them inaccurately as plums i.e. Those sweet, dark little Italian plums aren’t really plums… they’re prunes.

  4. Try twisting the two halves lightly in opposite directions before pulling them apart. Also, you want them to be somewhat mature, and the seed will be a little looser.



  5. Not sure I know what amaretti cookies are…Thanks!

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