package sparkling white grape-flavored Jell-O (6 oz)
cups sweet Muscat wine, such as Quady Essensia (or other sweet dessert wine)
cups seltzer or club soda
large ripe pears peeled, cored, and chopped
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
Place Jell-O in large bowl. Bring 1 cup Muscat and 1/2 cup water to boil in medium saucepan. Pour over Jell-O in bowl; stir until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature, whisking occasionally. Stir in seltzer (mixture will be foamy). Refrigerate until Jell-O is set, at least 6 hours or overnight. Mix chopped pears and remaining 1/4 cup Muscat in small bowl. Spoon half of Jell-O into 4 wine goblets or parfait glasses, dividing equally. Top with pear mixture, then remaining Jell-O. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. This recipe yields 6 servings.