Photo of Peaches with riesling sauce by WW

Peaches with riesling sauce

Total Time
18 min
8 min
10 min
Riesling wine perfectly complements the sweet juiciness of summer peaches. You can never go wrong with the flavors of wine and peaches; this can be a snack, side, even a dessert—it's that versatile and easy to put together. You'll have it ready to go in under 20 minutes. First, you make a citrusy simple syrup, with just some sugar, fresh lemon juice, and water, then stir in the wine and let it simmer away until it thickens and the alcohol is cooked off. Toss with the peaches, and a sprinkling of crystallized ginger adds just enough spice. It's one of those low-fuss, beautiful-looking dishes that you'll find yourself making again and again when peaches are in season.



1½ Tbsp, warm


1 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

½ tsp

White wine

¼ cup(s), a medium-bodied Riesling like Yellowtail suggested


4 large, ripe, thickly sliced

Crystallized ginger

1 Tbsp, minced


  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, sugar and lemon juice; cook over medium-high heat until syrupy, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until wine reduces by half and mixture is syrupy, about 4 to 6 minutes; remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once cooled, toss syrup with peaches in a serving bowl and allow to sit at room temperature for several minutes; toss again. Serve, sprinkled with ginger. Yields about 1 cup peaches and 1 teaspoon ginger per serving.