New Year eve has passed and there are food and drink leftovers on your tables. And let me guess that wine drinking potential had been used up to the end, but there is still an unfinished bottle of good red wine left after the dinner.

If so, then I am coming to you with this recipe very proper moment and with useful advise. The idea of this recipe is to safe your wine leftovers or to keep the wine consumption, but through the food, ha ha!

How to enjoy unfinished wine later with no wasting?

I do usually put wine leftovers in the fridge and use it later or do use them straight away. You can use frozen wine for meat marinades or for cooking other dishes, but I am going to share with you today one of my favourite ways how to use it.

Red wine apples

I always keep apples in my fridge, because I am big fan of this fruit. But you can buy them before the celebration predicting wine leftovers or buy them after you put some wine leftovers in your freeze since there are no time limits of using it anymore.

Oven-baked apples or pears in red wine with spices are very tasty and has many options how to serve it. This is very good idea for any sweet dish accompaniment or as solo-dish. You can keep it in fridge up to 3 days. Add richly soaked fruits in spicy wine and own juice to your morning porridge or over the top of muesli bowl, to your dessert, whipped cream or ice-cream, as well as semi-sweet salads or fruit plates.

Baked apples

COURSE: Dessert, Snack

CUISINE: Plant-based, Vegan, Gluten-Free

PREP TIME: 10 min



  • Red wine
  • Apples or pears (hard type)
  • Spices: cloves, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, anis, pepper, orange or lemon zest.
  • Honey or any sugar type


1. Pre-heat your oven at 190°C.

2. Divide each fruit into two halves and cut out core.

3. Put all halves in deep baking dish and cover with wine at least to half, but better to slightly cover the top of fruits.

4. Add all spices and sweetness of your choice and put the dish in the oven.

5. Bake at 190°C for 20 minutes.

Red wine sauce

Eat them warm or cold. Sprinkle with sugar powder, cinnamon or vanilla.

Sometimes i use red wine liquid from the dish for my nice-cream breakfast bowl instead of nut milk. It makes the bowl a bit spicy wintery style and also I like the slight taste of red wine in a food.

Happy New Year, people!

Enjoy the celebration few days longer than envisaged 😉

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