Peach Thyme Bellini
1/2 pound peaches / about 5, peeled and chopped (approx. 3 cups)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
10 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus some for garnish
sliced peaches, for garnish
2 bottles of Prosecco or sparkling wine
In a heavy saucepan, heat the peaches, sugar, lemon juice, and thyme sprigs over medium heat until the mixture is thick and syrupy, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Remove thyme sprigs and discard. Puree the peach mixture in a blender until smooth.
Spoon three tablespoons of the peach puree into a champagne flute. Pour in Prosecco or sparkling wine and stir until combined. Serve cold.