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Strawberries and Oranges with Vanilla-Scented Wine

 

Strawberries and Oranges with Vanilla-Scented Wine

Total Time: 40 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups late-harvest Riesling or other dessert wine
  • 6 (4-inch) strips orange rind 
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (6-inch) piece vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 6 cups halved strawberries 
  • 2 1/2 cups orange sections 
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to wine mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. 
  3. Strain mixture through a sieve over a large bowl; discard solids. Let cool 30 minutes; discard rind. Stir in strawberries and oranges. 
  4. Cover and chill. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.