Fruit Skewers with Vin Santo Glaze

Fruit Skewers with Vin Santo Glaze

Vin santo is an amber-hued Tuscan dessert wine. You can substitute Marsala, a fortified dessert wine from Sicily.

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • none Glaze:
  • 1 cup vin santo
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 none (4-inch-long) orange rind strip
  • 1 none (2-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • none Skewers:
  • 1 cup cubed, peeled peaches (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup cubed ripe plums (about 4)
  • 3/4 cup seedless green grapes
  • 3/4 cup pitted sweet cherries
  • none Cooking spray
  • none Cheese:
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind


Prepare grill.

To prepare glaze, combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove and discard rind and cinnamon. Add butter, stirring with a whisk. Remove from heat. Keep warm.

To prepare skewers, thread peaches, plums, grapes, and cherries alternately onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers; brush with 2 tablespoons glaze, reserving remaining glaze. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

To prepare cheese, combine ricotta and remaining ingredients, stirring well. Spoon about 3/4 tablespoon remaining glaze on each of 4 dessert plates; top with 2 skewers. Spoon about 1/4 cup cheese mixture on each plate.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 323none
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 8.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.1g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 101mg
  • Calcium: 185mg

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