Gewurztraminer is a spicy, white wine from Alsace region of Germany.
How To Make Gewurztraminer Poached Fruits
An alcoholic dessert made of white wine and sliced fruits
- 1 ½ cup dry Gewurztraminer white wine, barrel-fermented 1998 Apex recommended
- 6 dried apricot halves, cut in half
- 1 large firm pear, unpeeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
- ½ cup dried sour cherries
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp lemon zest, finely minced
- 3 whole dried dark figs, cut into quarters
- 1 large crisp apple, such as Braeburn, unpeeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise (or substitute 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- Vanilla ice cream
- In heavy medium, wide saucepan, combine wine, water, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean (scrape vanilla bean seeds from inside and add to pan - it's the tiny, tasty, black flecks you want).
- Bring to rolling boil over high heat.
Boil for 3 minutes.
- Add apple, pear, apricots, cherries and figs and return to low boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer until fresh fruit is just tender, 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes.
- If serving right away, heat mixture until warm and serve in large shallow soup bowls with small scoop of ice cream in center.
- If making in advance, quickly cool mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can be made 2 days in advance. Reheat before serving until just warm.)
- Sugar: 53g
- Calcium: 37mg
- Calories: 283kcal
- Carbohydrates: 61g
- Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 4g
- Iron: 1mg
- Potassium: 247mg
- Protein: 1g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 7mg
- Vitamin A: 677IU
- Vitamin C: 4mg
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