When you bake fruit it gets extra flavourful and succulent. Peaches are stuffed with dried apricots, almonds and biscuits.
*Nectarines can be used instead of peaches, with pistachios instead of almonds.
*Amaretti are traditional Italian biscuits They have a bitter almond flavour and are quite small and hard. Macaroons can be used instead of amaretti, but you won't need as many because they are larger.
*For baked stuffed apples or pears, substitute sultanas for the dried apricots and add a few shakes of ground cinnamon to the filling. Allow 10 minutes longer baking time before removing the foil.
*Use quinces instead of peaches, allowing 15 minutes extra baking time.
*Use a mixture of peaches or nectarines, apples, pears and quinces and make the filling from a mixture of these fruits. Allow 10–15 minutes extra baking time.
*Peaches contain plenty of vitamin C and this can help the body to absorb iron present in other foods – in this case from dried apricots. Dried apricots also provide vitamin A and plenty of potassium for regulating blood pressure.
*Almonds not only have a delicious and distinctive flavour, but also contain protein and plenty of vitamin E.
GI estimate low.