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Zinfandel-Marinated Peaches

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 6

For this recipe it’s important to choose a wine you enjoy drinking, because this refreshing dessert is as much about finishing your meal with a chilled glass of red on a hot summer night as it is about the peaches themselves. Chef Ari Rosen likes to serve these for dessert with Nicole's Rosemary Shortbread Cookies.


  • 6 firm but ripe peaches, chilled
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle Zinfandel, preferably your favorite Dry Creek
      Zinfandel, chilled


Cut the peaches in half and remove the pits. Cut each peach half into four slices. Put the peach slices in a bowl and add enough wine to submerge them. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Divide the peaches among 6 glasses and pour the remaining wine over the top. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Ari Rosen, Co-Owner and Chef, Scopa, Healdsburg, CA.