Roasted Harvest Fruit Sangria With A Bit Of A Homestyle Twist

Roasted Harvest Fruit Sangria With A Bit Of A Homestyle Twist

I saw something the other day that shook me a bit …  the leaves on the trees are starting to turn.  Last I checked it was August – not October.  Now – y’all know Fall is my favorite season – the apples, the pumpkins, the boots and the wardrobe – just a few of my favorite fall things.  However, it’s August – would it be wrong to break out some early harvest festivity?

Williams-Sonoma, one of my homes away from home, challenged me to whip up a sangria recipe that had a bit of a juicer twist and, after marinating on the idea for a while, I thought why not try to replicate one of my absolute favorite sangrias I ever had – the Harvest Sangria from Amada restaurant here in Philly.  The key to any good sangria (besides the wine, of course) is fresh fruit and fresh fruit juices.  Now – while there is no cranberry action happening just yet around here, I figured I’d go with more of an apple spin with some of my favorite warm spices, my favorite wine from a local winery and a bit of a home-style twist – some homemade apple cider.  Now – if you want to use store bought – that’s fine – but there’s something about freshly made apple cider that makes you want to break out the boots, the cozy sweaters and curl up in front of a fire.

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ML bottle of your favorite White Wine (I used an apple wine from a local winery here)
  • 4 apples (I used 2 red delicious and 2 Macon), peeled and large diced
  • 2 pears, peeled and large diced
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and surpremed. Reserve the peel for the spiced syrup
  • ½ cup of Cointreau or other orange liquor
  • ½ - ¾ cup of spiced rum
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • ½ - ¾ cup of spiced syrup (depending on how sweet you want it), plus more for the fruit to macerate.
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 large pieces of orange peel
Read the whole recipe on Cooking in Stilettos