I love dessert! We don’t have it all the time, but I feel better if I have something special to serve after dinner. It’s a challenge when you are trying to cut sugar and flour from your diet.
I found this recipe in Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis. This is one of her older cookbooks but it has been a favorite of mine for years.
When I first saw the recipe I thought it would be a good, but I never imagined just how delicious it would be. I substituted Splenda for the sugar & it was GREAT!!! It’s such a refreshing summertime recipe! I think I’ll make it again later this week when I visit my mom.
- 1¼ c. dry white wine
- ⅓ c sugar or granulated no calorie sweetener
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
- 5 c. mixed fruit (I used cantaloupe, honeydew, green grapes and strawberries), grapes halved, strawberries quartered, melons cut into bit size pieces
- In a small saucepan, bring the wine and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the mint.
- In a large bowl, combine the fruit. Pour the warm wine mixture over and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until cold, stirring occasionally, at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
- Transfer the fruit mixture to serving bowls and serve chilled.