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Mario Batali's Peaches in Primitivo

A refreshing and flavorful dessert!
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Mario's peaches in primitivo are the perfect sweet treat - and makes for a great hostess gift.

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  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Primitivo di Gioia or Other Dry Red Wine
  • 4 Peeled and Sliced Peaches
  • Black pepper
  • 1 clove
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    2 Cups Sugar
    2 Cups Primitivo di Gioia or Other Dry Red Wine
    1 clove 
    In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, and red wine, bring to a simmer, and simmer until reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Note: Mario did not on-air, but you can add clove if you want. Additionally, just add water if you have over reduced.
  • 2
    4 Peeled and Sliced Peaches
    Let cool (and remove the clove if you chose to do that). The syrup can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • 3
    Freshly ground black pepper
    Peel and slice the peaches, and divide among four footed bowls.
  • 4
    Pour 1/4 cup syrup over each peach and serve. Note: Mario adds freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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