Simple and to the point, this dessert exemplifies the type of dish that many Italians choose to end the evening meal.
What could be better than a juicy fresh peach and a glass of wine? A juicy fresh peach in a glass of wine.
If you are fortunate enough to have a peach tree in your yard, (or a neighbor’s) a U-pick orchard close by or a farmer’s market, you’re off to a good start, because you’ll need perfectly ripe, succulent, sweet peaches for this dessert.
The classic wine used by Italians for macerating fruit is one made from moscato (muscat) grapes.
Moscato wines are made throughout Italy and Sicily.
Use what you like and have on hand, a wine that pairs well with fruit, sweet or dry. It’s fun to bring the peaches to the table and serve straight from the jar. A plate of biscotti is always in good taste.
- 7 or 8 fresh peaches (the size that will fit in the wine glasses you’ll use for serving)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 bottle white wine
- Using a sharp paring knife, peel the peaches.
- In a large bowl, place the whole peaches, (or cut in half, remove pit) sprinkle with sugar add a splash of the wine.
- Gently, stir the peaches until the sugar has dissolved.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peaches (one by one) into a large jar (or bowl).
- Pour the wine over the peaches and the remaining wine-sugar mixture.
- Secure lid, refrigerate and let steep for several hours.
To serve, spoon a whole peach with the fruity-wine-juice into a large wine glass.