What could be better than fruit + alcohol + meringue?! Nothing! Before starting Slimming World, we used to love peaches baked in the oven loaded with Amaretto & butter. With a few adjustments we have these Low Syn Baked Amaretto Peaches Topped with Meringue.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
When we started on our weight loss journey I thought peaches were free, but alas, cooked fruit has to be synned. Big fat “boo” to that.
These work out at 3 syns per whole peach i.e each person will have a whole peach (2 halves).
We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.
Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Low Syn Baked Amaretto Peaches Topped with Meringue.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
You can use Amaretto for this, or any other sort of liqueur that would go will with peaches, just remember to work out the syn value
Please note this recipe has been amended to take into account the changes to the syn value of granulated and powdered sweeteners.
Synning the sweetener
As you will probably know Slimming World made some changes to the recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving we recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this Low Syn Baked Amaretto Peaches Topped with Meringue uses 4 tablespoons and is divided into 4 portions so it is recommended you add 2 syns on to the whole recipe, making it 3.5 syns per portion.
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