A blanc de noirs, with its fruity, hint of vanilla flavor, is a great sparkling wine choice for this recipe. We also suggest using Lady or Gala apples.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2011

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Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 7 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut pear lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, cutting from stem end through the bottom. Cut apples crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.

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  • Stir together pear, apples, plums, and next 3 ingredients in a 3-qt. glass container until fruit is coated. Gradually stir in Chianti. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.

  • Stir in sparkling white wine just before serving. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Prepare and chill up to 24 hours beforehand.

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