The elegant, seductive flavor of this glorious recipe is unparalleled among first course appetizers. Conveniently, it doubles as a dessert when the need arises. Brilliant!

Wine Fruit Cup
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 6
  • 1 1/2 Cups white wine; dry
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons anise seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick; small
  • 1/2 Cup raisins; golden seedless
  • 4 purple plums; sliced
  • 2 nectarines, sliced
  1. In an enameled or stainless steel saucepan, combine the wine, sugar, lemon juice, anise seed, salt and cinnamon stick and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off heat and cool to room temperature. Combine the raisins, plums, and peaches in a bowl and strain the cooled wine syrup over them. Cover and refrigerate for several hours, stirring occasionally.
NOTE: This fruit Cup can be served as a dessert also.

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