Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 15 Mins
Makes 7 cups

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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