This is one of those summer desserts that I love to prepare when it’s super hot outside and something sweet and refreshing is in order. Not to mention, all that needs to be done is peel and slice the peaches and add them to a bowl of sangria to marinate for 30 minutes. It’s also a great way to use a flat of local sun ripened white peaches.
A few years back Ranger Craig and I bought a few flats of white peaches from a local farmer. We ate peaches all the way home (a two hour trip). Windows down, warm air filling the jeep while drips of the sweet, juicy peaches slid down our chins.
Super excited about our white peach stash, I made a pie with the white peaches and local blueberries, I added them to pancakes, muffins and a lovely steak salad with gorgonzola. Froze a few bags for a peach pie and slow roasted pork mid-winter, but I still had plenty left to use. That’s when I decided we’d be using the rest for some White Peaches in Sangria.
Most often I purchase the sangria but you can certainly make your own. I have a few sangria recipes I adore, but most of the time I’m so deeply involved in preparing the starters, entrees and sides… I forget to make the sangria. So I always keep a bottle in stock. I’ve found a few lovely sangrias at several Spanish food shops and my local market. Something light, sweet and a bit spicy will do. If you don’t have a favorite Sangria recipe, HERE is a fabulous article from Wine Enthusiast “The Anatomy of Sangria“. I highly recommend the article.
I’m going to be MIA for a little while, we’re moving again and I know it’ll take some time to put a kitchen back together as well as set up my office. It’s not a big move like last year, but nonetheless, its still packing, unpacking and trying to figure out where to put things. As well, I think I’m going to enjoy the weather a bit and spend a little time with my lovely family. I hope you have the chance to do the same!
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,
White Peaches in Sangria
Although I typically serve these White Peaches in Sangria for dessert, often I will serve this as a light cocktail starter. It’s refreshing and the perfect warm weather starter for a gathering mid-summer.
White Peaches, peeled and sliced
Place white peach slices in a large glass or non-reactive bowl. Pour Sangria over the peaches and let them marinate for about 30 minutes. Then ladle peaches and sangria into martini glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.