Sometimes, you get busy and you move into a new house and you forget to update your blog for like 3 months. And sometimes when that happens you have a housewarming party where you make hella of sangria. We had no trouble demolishing the sangria, but there was a ton fruit left in the bottom of the jars.
It seemed like a waste to let all that boozy fruit go, so I decided to cook it down into a sauce and then pour it into tart shell. The best part? After the sangria, you probably have everything you need. I did the whole thing in my pjs.
The tart was delicious but still pretty strong — probably not a kid-friendly dessert.
I like sangria with a lot of fruit but not a lot of extra sugar. It should still taste like wine, just more fun!
Sangria for a crowd
6 bottles of red wine
1 bottle of brandy
4 large bottles of sparkling lemonade (less sweet is better)
A lot of fruit: I like when there’s 1/3 to 1/2 the pitcher full of fruit before the liquid goes in
Cut up the fruit. I used oranges, pears, strawberries, and lemons. Put in pitchers or jars. Add brandy and wine, and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready for the party, top with sparkling lemonade and serve over ice. PARTY!!!
Day-after Sangria Tart
If the fruit used has rinds, remove the rinds. Then mix fruit and any leftover liquids with sugar to taste. Cook over medium with some cornstarch until thickened. Make your favorite tart shell (I used one from the Tartine cookbook). Pour fruit into finished shell and serve with ice cream!