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07-24-2002, 06:05 PM
I've made this with peaches and nectarines, white peaches and white nectarines, and once with peaches and strawberries. It is so simple, and my guests have loved it!
Iced Summer Peaches from The Italian Country Table
Serves 4 to 6
4 large, ripe, fragrant peaches or nectarines, peeled, pitted and sliced into about 8 wedges each
5 to 8 T. sugar
About 1 c. dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Arneis)
4 to 6 sprigs fresh mint or lemon verbena
1. Layer the peaches or nectarines in an attractive glass serving bowl, sprinkling each strata with a tablespoon or so of sugar. (Use less sugar rather than more.) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
2. Taste the fruit for sweetness, adding more sugar as needed. Pour in wine to barely cover, turning the fruit gently with a spatula to blend. Cover again and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.
3. Take the fruit out of the refrigerator 30 to 45 minutes before serving. Present the peaches by spooning them and their liquid into wineglasses and finishing with sprigs of mint or lemon verbena.
07-24-2002, 09:48 PM
Thanks for posting! This sounds like a great recipe to share with my wine group.
07-24-2002, 11:48 PM
Thanks wonderwoman! Looks delicious!! Will have to give it a try.
07-26-2002, 07:18 AM
Mmmmmm....that sounds magnificent!!! Thanks for passing it along! :)
07-26-2002, 03:29 PM
I hope you all enjoy it. You'll have to let me know if you try any different fruit or wine combinations with it. :)
07-26-2002, 04:16 PM
Your recipe reminded me of an Italian restaurant we used to go to that served a half of a small peach in a glass of rose wine. I had forgotten how good it was - will have to try it again.
10-09-2003, 09:06 PM
Just buping this thread up as I made the Peaches in Red Wine from the CL website recipe finder for dessert tonight. It was delicious and colorful - I used cabernet and (canned) peaches - the combination of the wine, cinnamon, cloves, and sweet peaches was perfect with a dollop of whipped cream. I'd definitely recommend this for a simple, elegant make0ahead dessert.
p.s. Cooking the sauce also made the house smell wonderfully "holiday" - perfect counterpoint to our dreary rain here!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Peaches in Red Wine
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Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Alcohol Dessert!
Fruit / Berries Not Tried
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange rind -- (about 1 orange) strips
1/4 cup lemon rind -- strips (about 2 large lemons)
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
7 whole cloves
4 black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick -- (3-inch)
750 milliliters dry red wine -- (750-milliliter) (such as Côtes du Rhône)
2 1/4 pounds sliced peaches -- fresh - about 6 cups
Combine first 8 ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 10 minutes or until wine mixture is reduced to 1-1/2 cups.
Cool to room temperature.Strain wine mixture through a sieve over a bowl, and discard solids.
Combine wine mixture and peaches in a medium bowl; cover and chill 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
serving size 1 cup
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 233 Calories; 2g Fat (9.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 100mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
NOTES : Leaving the peels on the peaches helps them retain their shape and texture, and cuts down on preparation time. Wash the fuzz off the peels before using.
Sionoce alcohol boils off - actually 112 cal / serving.
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-10-2003, 07:48 AM
Mmmmm . . . sounds wonderful, especially because I'm reading Under the Tuscan Sun, and now I want to go to Italy!
10-11-2003, 01:40 AM
That sounds really good! Is the clove flavor very strong? DH isn't fond of cloves.
10-11-2003, 08:16 AM
Nope, the cloves weren't real strong. I think you can leave them out no problem if he really can't stand them! :)
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