Sparkling Peach Dessert

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

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”” serves=”4″ details=”” ]

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

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  • 4 ripe peaches
  • 4 scoops raspberry sorbet, about 1 cup in total


  • 8 tbsp. sparkling white wine, well chilled
  • 4 tbsp. chopped toasted almonds


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] 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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Add 2 tablespoons sparkling wine to each glass, then sprinkle with the toasted almonds.[/step-item]


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.

[nutrition-info calories=”225″ calories_fat=”” fat=”8g” sat_fat=”1g” choles=”” sodium=”” 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.[/factoid]

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