Lambrusco Peaches

There really is no recipe for this divine dessert.  Seasonally ripe peaches floating and soaking in a pool of sparking light red wine.  Lambrusco is a low alcohol wine, light and flavorful, perfect for picnics and alfresco summer dining.  In winter months, I use a Chianti or heavier wine to marinate fresh fruits.  Served with biscotti or topped with a dollop of marscapone or whipped cream.  Packed in a mason jar, these are great to take to a picnic or cookout and spoon over grilled pound cake slices, gelato or even a crispy waffle for a very special boozy breakfast.

  • Lambrusco Wine or your choice of a light sparking wine
  • Fresh, ripe peaches, skin removed
  • Fresh rosemary or mint sprig, optional
  • Lemon peel, optional

The amounts depend on the quantity desired.  I peel my peaches with a paring knife but can be briefly dropped in boiling water and then in ice water to peel easier.  Slice into wedges and discard the pit.  Place in a glass bowl and cover with wine.  A touch of sugar can be added if the peaches are not sweet enough or to your liking.  Also optional is the sprig of rosemary or mint.  With heavier wines I sometimes add a thin lemon peel to freshen the flavor.  Marinate at room temperature for 4-6 hours or refrigerate for longer storage.  Bring to room temperature for serving to enhance the flavor.

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