Sparkling Peach Dessert

For an effervescent treat, try topping juicy fresh fruit with sorbet and sparkling wine.

from Fast Healthy Food

Quick look

  • prep 10 min
  • serves 4

If time allows, chill the wine glasses or dessert dishes first.

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 4 scoops raspberry sorbet, about 1 cup in total
  • 8 tbsp. sparkling white wine, well chilled
  • 4 tbsp. chopped toasted almonds

    How to make it  10 minutes


  • 1

    Rinse the peaches and pat dry with paper towels. Halve each fruit and discard the pit. Using a small sharp knife, dice the flesh, then divide it between 4 wine glasses or dessert dishes.

  • 2

    Rinse an ice cream scoop with hot water and use to scoop the sorbet. Put a scoop on top of the peach in each glass.

  • 3

    Add 2 tablespoons sparkling wine to each glass, then sprinkle with the toasted almonds.

Some More Ideas

  • If peaches are unavailable, ripe nectarines make a good substitute.
  • When soft fruit is at is best, make Sparkling Berry Dessert. Use 10 ounces strawberries, halved, or a mixture of raspberries and blueberries. You can also use a mixed-berry sorbet, instead of raspberry, or frozen vanilla yogurt.
  • Replace the almonds with 4 tablespoons chopped, toasted hazelnuts.
  • Instead of sparkling wine (or even champagne), use a dessert wine, such as French Beaume de Venise.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g

Although sorbets can be very high in calories because of the sugar they contain, they are much lower in fat than ice cream.

FACTOID:

Peaches are an excellent source of vitamin C (1 medium-size peach provides around 10 percent of the recommended daily amount). They also provide useful amounts of fiber and are low in calories.