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This recipe comes from Mesón La Rioja, a Spanish restaurant in Marbella which specialises in serving authentic and popular Spanish cuisine. The restaurant is owned and run by Elena and Luis Ochoa who have kindly given permission for the recipe to be reproduced here.


1 ltr red wine
1/4kilo dried peaches
100 grms raisins
100 grms dried plums
200 grms sugar
1 stick cinnamon
lemon peel

  • Leave the dried fruits to soak in water for 2 hours.
  • Pour the red wine into a saucepan, add in the sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Heat the wine mixture, stirring continuously, until it comes to boiling point and then remove from the heat.
  • Drain the dried fruit very carefully and add to the wine mixture. Cover the saucepan with a lid and leave to boil for 15 minutes.

It may be served hot or cold as desired.