Summer Peach Compote


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Summer Peach Compote

A Riesling wine reduction pairs perfectly with the sweet summer peaches in this elegant dessert. 
A sprinkle of minced crystallized ginger gives it a special touch. Try it at your next summer dinner party.
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert, Dips and Dressings
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 4 large ripe peaches
  • 1 TB sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup medium bodied Riesling wine
  • 4 tsp minced crystallized ginger


  • Wash and thinly slice peaches, and set aside. Combine sugar, lemon juice, and 1 ½ TB warm water in a small sauce pan. Simmer on medium-high heat until syrupy - for approximately 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat, add wine to pan, stir well, and return to heat at medium high. Simmer to reduce the wine by half for approximately 4 minutes, until syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Toss Riesling reduction with peaches and allow to sit at room temperature for several minutes. Toss again to distribute juices and reduction. Divide evenly into 4 servings, top each serving with 1 tsp minced crystallized ginger.

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