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Chilled Red Wine Fruit Dressing Recipe

Chilled Red Wine Fruit Dressing Recipe

The fruit bowl will be the first to empty when Donna Warner's elegant dressing is tossed into the mix. "It's wonderful with melon balls, sliced oranges, strawberries, bananas and most any type of fruit," she writes from Tavares, Florida. "Use it to dress either a salad or a light summer dessert."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup dry red wine or 1/2 cup grape juice* plus 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 8 whole cloves


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the wine or grape juice plus vinegar, sugar, red wine vinegar, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Strain liquid; discard cinnamon stick and cloves. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: If using grape juice instead of wine, reduce sugar to 1/3 cup.

Nutritional Facts

4 teaspoon: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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