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24 Sep 2017


By Gracie Carroll

What To Make This Weekend: A Red Wine Peach Pie Inspired By Rioja

By Gracie Carroll

If you happen to follow me on Instagram (you can find me via @graciecarroll) there’s a good chance you caught some of what I shared from my recent visit to Spain thanks to a press trip with Osborne Desde 1772. In just four days, our group travelled from Canada to Madrid, then down to Jerez in the south of Spain, up north to Bilbao, and over to the La Rioja region, before making our way back to Madrid. It was a whirlwind few days, but getting to discover the country from top to bottom with one of Spain’s most renowned wine and spirit companies is something I’ll never forget.

More from our itinerary is coming soon, but in the meantime, you can discover some of the amazing restaurants we visited through my post on 7 Beautiful Hot Spots in Madrid for Great Food, Drinks and Rooftop Views, and slow down your Saturday by making room to make this: A Red Wine Peach Pie Inspired by The Region of La Rioja.

Our last day of the press trip was spent touring the Montecillo Winery (one of the wine brands under the Osborne umbrella) in the La Rioja region of Spain that was topped off with a private lunch hosted outdoors, in the middle of one of their vineyards. To put it simply, it was spectacular and we were treated to a three course meal of traditional dishes from the region that included a simple potato and chorizo stew, as well as a dessert of peaches poached in red wine.

The peaches were so beautiful with their flesh turned to a rich purple from the wine on the inside while maintaining their vibrant natural colour on the inside. With peaches being such a staple in Ontario at this time of year, I immediately knew I needed to recreate the recipe as soon as I got home. The only difference this time was that I wanted to see these red wine poached peaches encased in a yummy, flaky pie crust and served with a side of vanilla ice cream.

The result might be one of my new personal favourites. Keep reading for how to make it!

Red Wine Peach Pie Recipe Inspired by The Region of La Rioja

For The Crust:

For this recipe I used a really simple (and really great recipe) from Tyler Florence‘s cookbook ‘Family Meal‘ which I regretfully did not jot down before I left my cottage (where the cookbook lives). Here I’m sharing this recipe for a Butter Flaky Pie Crust from allrecipes instead for a nearly identical alternative.

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For The Wine Peach Filling:

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Serve & Enjoy!



(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)



  1. My friend told me about this red wine-based cocktail and told me to try making it at home. I followed the recipe step by step to make it and the results were really good.

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