Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

 

Recipe: Summer Fruit with White Merlot

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Serves: 8 cups

Summer fruit salad gets a sweet boost with the addition of a White Merlot sauce.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water 2 Wine White Merlot (or your favorite sweet wine)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 cups mixed fresh fruit (berries, melon, and peaches are a great combination)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Dice fruit and place in refrigerator to cool.
  2. Mix wine and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Chill.
  3. While sauce and fruit cool, chop mint.
  4. Pour sauce over fruit and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with mint.
  5. Serve immediately or chill for several hours to allow flavors to meld. Fruit may soften while chilling.

 

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