Peaches and Melon in Wine Sauce


Want to impress your dinner guests with a magnificent dessert that takes 10 minutes to make? Try this. It does need to stay in the refrigerator before serving, so you can make it ahead (even the day before), or, if on short notice, make this dessert before you prepare the rest of the meal and let it chill while you eat. Another option – keep the fruit and the wine in the fridge so this dessert is ready to enjoy at any time.

3 peaches, stone removed
1 small melon, peeled and seeds removed
2 cups white wine
3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp dry ground ginger
½ cup fresh basil leaves, shredded

Cut the peaches and melon to bite size pieces and place in a glass bowl
Mix together the wine, honey and ginger and pour over the fruit

Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour
Add the shredded basil and mix (the basil is part of the dish, not just garnish)

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