Sunday, December 14, 2003

Summer Fruit with Vanilla Dessert Wine Syrup

I've made the express version (ie no cooling time) of this the last two nights for friends - it is delicious!

Serves 4

4 peaches
1 1/2 cups (180g) strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup (60g) blueberries

vanilla dessert wine syrup
1 1/2 cups dessert wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split & seeds scraped

To make syrup, place wine, sugar & vanilla in saucepan over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Increase heat & boil for 12-15 minutes or until thick & syrupy.
Set aside to cool completely.
Place peaches in simmering water for 1-2 minutes.
Remove peaches with a slotted spoon & place in bowl of iced water.
Allow them to cool slightly, then carefully remove skins.
To serve, place peaches, strawberries & blueberries in a bowl & pour over syrup.

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