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Baked Nectarines with Ricotta and Amaretti Cookies

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Baked Nectarines with Ricotta and Amaretti Cookies

If you’re looking for the perfect combo of sweet, savory, and delicious, this baked nectarine recipe is a must-make dessert!

Nectarines are high in antioxidants and beta carotene and also add a fiber boost to your family’s diet. Although this recipe is fantastic to make with store or farm-fresh nectarines, it’s also perfect to use nectarines that need to be consumed immediately, on the verge of over-ripeness. Learn about other benefits of nectarines.

If your kids haven’t tried ricotta, this recipe is a good way to introduce them to this creamy, versatile cheese.  When paired with the crunchy texture of a biscuit and sweet taste of the nectarine, you’ll be satisfied with one serving!

Baked Nectarines with Ricotta and Amaretti Cookies

If you're looking for the perfect combo of sweet, savory, and delicious, these baked nectarines are a must-make dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 medium nectarines halved and stoned
  • 2 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon clear honey
  • 1 oz amaretti biscuits crushed (about 4 small cookies)
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the nectarines, cut halves facing up, on a baking tray.
  • Beat together the ricotta cheese, honey, crushed Amaretti biscuits, and Amaretto extract.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture on top of each nectarine halves, pressing down slightly. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  • Bake the nectarines for 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Magnesium per serving: 17mg


Serving: 1nectarine | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 3g
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Rosanne Rust, MS, RD, RDN, LDN

Rosanne is a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist with over 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition and nutrition education. She has worked in the hospital setting, outpatient education setting, in long-term care, teaching college nutrition courses, and as a nutrition speaker, writer and educator. Rosanne specializes in nutrition communications, is a freelance writer, with a monthly columnist for The Meadville Tribune and co-author of Restaurant Calorie Counter For Dummies®, December (2009), Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies® (2010), The Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies® (2010), and Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies® (2012) and serves as a consultant to industry and is co-author of several books in the For Dummies health series, including Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies, Glycemic Index Cookbook For Dummies, and Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies. She's also a licensed provider with, an online weight loss coaching service.

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