If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for great desert recipes, red wine may be the secret ingredient you were looking for. It will add the perfect colour and flavour to poached apples and pears, or even give your chocolate cake a tasty kick. Some of the best dessert recipes that are infused with red wine include:
Poach Red Wine Apples to Make a Boring Fruit Desert Delicious
Poached fruit like apples or pears are an excellent choice to start with an easy infused wine recipe. Apples and cinnamon are a fail-proof dessert if you are looking for something easy and elegant. To start, you will need to gather ingredients, which include:
• Fresh red apples
• Red wine
First, peel 4 apples and cover them with a tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 cups of sugar, and approximately 2 cups of red wine. Add water up to the top of the apples and boil. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and let it simmer until the liquid has been reduced to a thick syrup. To serve, remove the apples from the pot and place them on dishes. Leave the poaching liquid in the pot and use it to garnish the apples with a small amount of whipped cream.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles: The Chocolate and Wine Lover’s Dream
If you are a chocolate lover, as well as a wine lover, then you are going to love this next recipe. Chocolate truffles infused with a red wine are a match made in heaven. These chocolate truffles will require the following ingredients to make them:
• ¼ cup of your favourite red wine
• Semi-sweet dark chocolate
• ½ cup of heavy cream
• Powdered sugar
• Vanilla extract
• Cocoa powder
• Instant expresso mix
To start, whip milk and melted butter together to make your heavy cream. Heat the cream until it barely starts to boil, and then, slowly stir in 8 ounces of chocolate shavings. Turn the heat off and stir in the red wine, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, powder sugar and espresso mix. Now, blend all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth, and then, put it in a mixing bowl and let it sit in the fridge for 2-hours.
After the mixture has set, use the cocoa powder to dust a baking sheet. Use a spoon to scoop out balls and roll them in the cocoa powder. Put the truffles back in the refrigerator to let them rest until you are ready to serve them.
Sangria Cupcakes Even After Summer Is Over
Sangria is a drink that we normally think of for hot summer days, but this cupcake recipe will be a treat any time of the year. Sangria cupcakes are easy to make, and the only ingredients you are going to need are:
• Red wine
• Baking soda
• Heavy cream
• Fresh strawberries
• 1 apple
First, you will want to make the batter for your cupcakes. To start the making the cupcake batter, combine all the dry ingredients and set them aside in a small bowl. Now, in a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, ½ cup of heavy cream and ½ cup of melted butter, and finally, dry ingredients and the diced apples. Beat the mix until there are now lumps in the batter and pour it into cupcake pan or cups. Bake the cupcakes in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-to-15 minutes. While you are waiting for the cupcakes to bake, make the cream topping. In a saucepan add 2 cups red wine and 2 cups of sugar. Reduce the wine and sugar to a syrup and add 8 ounces of butter and a dash of vanilla extract. Once the mixture has thickened into a creamy texture, put it in the refrigerator and let it sit up before putting it on the cupcakes. Use fresh cut fruit to garnish your finished cupcakes and they are ready to serve.
These wines infused deserts are great recipes to try something different. Try some of our red wines to create some of these fantastic infused deserts.
Pruno 2016: Based on 90% of Tinta Fina and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the secrets of Pruno emerges precisely in the 64 hectares owned by Finca Villacreces in the “Golden Mile” of the Ribera del Duero.
El Molar 2016: In a region with a hot and dry climate, where the brand’s winemakers mainly cultivate Monastrell grapes, El Molar 2016 stands out like a shiny diamond for its fruity touch.