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“Here we top lightly sweetened peaches and blackberries with sparkling wine for a refreshing summer dessert.”
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1½ tablespoons lemon juice
2 ripe peaches
1 pint blackberries, or raspberries
1⅓ cups chilled Asti Spumante, or other sparkling wine
1Combine honey and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Warm over low heat just until the honey melts. Remove from the heat and stir in lemon zest. Let cool for 5 minutes.
2Meanwhile, rub the fuzz from peaches with a kitchen towel. Cut the peaches in half, remove the pits and dice the flesh. Combine the diced peaches, berries and honey syrup in a bowl and stir gently to combine. Spoon into 4 dessert dishes and chill until serving time.
3Just before serving, pour ⅓ cup sparkling wine into each dish.