Peaches in wine are a tradition in many Italian homes during summer months when stone fruits are perfectly ripe. This is my take on that tradition, I stayed true to the main ingredients: pesche e vino, but added a touch of freshness to this classic fruit dish.
Grilled Peaches & Red Wine Granita
Ingredients (serves 4):
2 peaches, halved with pits removed
olive oil for brushing
1 1/4 cup red wine
1/3 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Bring the wine and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan add the lemon zest and let simmer for 3 minutes. Strain out the lemon zest and pour wine mixture into a freezer safe glass dish. Freeze until firm about 5 hours.
When you are ready to serve; grill fruit by brushing the open face of the peaches with olive oil and placing them face down on a preheated med-high grill. Grill for 5-7 minutes remove from heat and top with red wine granita.