Another one of my favorite summer desserts is the simple preparation of peaches in a fruity dry red wine. This refreshing end to a meal can almost transport me to the Italian vineyards.
- 6 peaches, ripe but not too soft
- juice of 1 lemon
- 6 T. sugar
- 3 C. Chianti/Primitivo or any full bodied dry red wine
Rinse and dry the peaches, do not peel them. Cut the peaches in half then into small chunks. Place them in a bowl, squeeze the lemon over the peaches, then sprinkle on the sugar.
Add the wine to the container, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Before serving mix well and serve in individual portions with some of the wine.
This is traditionally served in a bowl over another bowl full of ice to keep it as cold as possible.