Grilled Apricots & Amaretti Cookie Crumble

Served With Almond Whipped Cream
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1-2 minutes

6 apricots, halved and pitted
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp almond extract
12 Italian Amaretti cookies
2 tsp butter, melted

Cooking Tools
Grill pan
Small glass mixing bowl
Large mixing bowl
Hand mixer

In a large mixing bowl, add; heavy whipping cream.  With a hand mixer, whip cream on high until almost whipped, add powder confectioners sugar and almond extract until fully whipped.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to use. In a small glass mixing bowl, melt butter in the microwave.  In a ziplock bag, crush Amaretti cookie, leaving small chunks.  Toss crushed cookies in the butter until coated, set aside. Preheat grill pan on high heat.  In a small dish add sugar, dip cut side of apricots into the sugar and place sugar side down onto the grill pan and grill only on that side for about a minute, or until sugar start to caramelize.  Place 2 slices of grilled apricots in a serving bowl, add a dollop of almond whip cream and sprinkle with the Amaretti Cookie Crumble.
Serves 6

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