Peach Praline Semifreddo with Amaretti

300 mins (prep 60)
8 ingredients
make 8 servings
This creamy semifreddo captures the heady flavor of ripe summer peaches. It's also a gorgeous showpiece that's perfect for entertaining, since it can be made well in advance of a dinner party.

Categories:  italian , summer , pie~tart ,
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  • 1 (7-ounce) box amaretti (italian almond macaroons; 16 paper-wrapped packets), finely ground in a food processor (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds with skin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 pound firm-ripe peaches
  • 1 (500-mg) vitamin c tablet (ascorbic acid), crushed to a powder with back of a spoon
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3/8 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 pound firm-ripe peaches
  • 1 (500-mg) vitaminutes c tablet, crushed to a powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
  • equipment: a 9- to 9 1/2-inch (24-cm) round springform pan (2 inches deep); a handheld electric mixer


Serving Size (181.06 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 265.45 Calories from Fat 155.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.24g 212.2%
Saturated Fat 10.5g 419.82%
Trans Fat 0.23g %
Cholesterol 55.76mg 148.68%
Sodium 12.18mg 4.06%
Total Carbohydrate 28.71g 76.56%
Dietary Fiber 1.91 g 61.24%
Sugars 27.21 g %
Protein 1.83g 29.24%
Vitamin A 1027.76IU% Vitamin C 8.6mg%
Calcium 28.74mg% Iron 0.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coarsely chopped almonds, skin, plus, large egg yolks, a