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5 Desserts to Make with Leftover Red Wine

posted: 11/10/16
by: Blythe Copeland

Don't let that last glass of wine go to waste: Use it to add a rich, smooth finish to brownies, cakes, berries, truffles, and even ice cream.

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    Red Wine Brownies

    Give a basic box of brownie mix a boozy makeover by replacing the water with wine as in this recipe from Put a wine-inspired spin on traditional chocolate cake by 1 1/4 cups of wine to a from-scratch recipe from Food & Wine. Bake in a bundt pan and dust with powdered sugar before serving. Mountain View Vineyard. They suggest a sweet red which will have fruity notes that complement the chocolate.

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    Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles

    Bite-sized dark chocolate red wine truffles from Well Plated are a smooth, rich treat that combines chocolate, heavy cream, dry red wine (she suggests Cabernet), powdered sugar, and espresso powder, and are then dusted in cocoa for a bittersweet finish.

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    Red wine, strawberry, and salted dark chocolate ice cream

    Chocolate, wine, and strawberries are the recipe for a perfect girl’s night in spread — or, as in this recipe from Pass Me Some Tasty, a mouthwatering ice cream. The no-churn technique is ready to freeze with ten minutes of prep time and ready to eat in four hours.

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    Merlot strawberries with vanilla cream

    This simple, flavorful dessert pulls together dry Merlot and sweet strawberries, then tops the mixture with a dollop of marscapone cream for a colorful and pretty finish to your next dinner party. The berries will keep at room temperature for up to four hours before serving, and the cream can be chilled for 48 hours.

  • Image Credit: Food & Wine
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    Chocolate-Red wine cake

    Put a wine-inspired spin on traditional chocolate cake by 1 1/4 cups of wine to a from-scratch recipe from > Food & Wine