Amaretto flavored fruit cooked in parchment paper for an easy tasty dessert

Amaretto flavored fruit cooked in parchment paper for an easy tasty dessert

By 20/05/2016

Parchment baking is a great way of cooking many things: fish, meat and even pasta.

Recently I posted a recipe which I had in a restaurant of fish cooked in parchment paper. It was ever so delicious and I cooked fish in this way over and over again. I love this method of cooking.

You can also cook fruit in paper, it helps enhancing its fresh flavour as it leaves the fruit moist and delicious, the flavors become stronger and more pronounced.

This is an easy way to make a quick last minute dessert. You make a simple sauce with butter and crushed amaretti biscuits, you pour it over the fruit and place it in the oven for a few minutes. This is delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Use different types of fruit: peaches are fab cooked in the oven so is pineapple. You can cook different types of fruit as well at the same time.


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 7 minutes


I have used apples and pears.


Wash and slice the apples and pear without peeling them; squeeze some lemon juice over them. Tear off a piece of parchment paper large enough for you to be able to wrap the fruit and roll the edges.

sliced apples

In a sauce pan melt the butter with the sugar and the crushed amaretti biscuits and cook for a couple of minutes. Pour it over the fruit. Wrap it up in the paper and bake it in the oven at 200C or 390F for 5 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh cream.

Apples cooked in parchment paper with amaretti

If you like fruity desserts check out my roasted peaches with amaretti crumble.

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16 Responses to Amaretto flavored fruit cooked in parchment paper for an easy tasty dessert

  1. gloria

    Love this recipe.Adoro il amaretto cara.
    Un baci !

  2. Chiara

    semplice da fare ma di grande bontà, evviva la frutta ! Buon we

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    So simple and so elegant! Love this dessert. I use parchment paper all the time especially when I am baking. The Amaretti cookies are just the perfect added addition to this lovely dish. Yummy…Thanks for sharing…Have a wonderful weekend. Ciao!
    Hugs Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Grazie cara. All the best!

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    We hardly eat desserts…and I must change that! This looks like a fun and an easy one to start with!

    • Alida

      Yes very simple indeed.

  5. Louise

    I’ve been using a lot of parchment paper recently, Alida…It seems to be foolproof which is a huge help! I haven’t tried fruit yet but I will now. What a delightful idea using the Amaretto flavored biscuits. I LOVE Amaretto:)

    Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

    • Alida

      Amaretto is a classic Italian flavour which never seems to go out of fashion. I also love to add amaretto liquor to flavor cakes as well.

  6. speedy70

    SEmplicemente deliziosa la frutta così cucinata!

    • Alida

      Grazie la frutta e’ sempre buona in tanti modi.

    • Alida

      Absolutely, I think peaches are great like this.

  7. La cucina di Molly

    Uso spesso la carta forno per cuocere cibi salati al cartoccio! Proverò questa tua ricetta di frutta, è un ottimo dessert, bravissima! Un abbraccio!

  8. Elisabetta

    This is a winner and I know I am going to make this frequently. It comprises all of my favourite dessert ingredients, fresh fruit and amaretti and is superfast and foolproof. Grazie mille Alida, you’re a star 🙂

    • Alida

      Grazie cara Elisabetta, I am really pleased you enjoy the recipes 🙂

  9. uno spicchio di melone

    Semplice e meravigliosa…brava Alida, un’altra ricetta deliziosa!!! Baciiii!

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