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Roasted Grapes

Roasted Grapes

Still reeling from my success with gelatin in the last IMBB, I tried my had at another gelatin dessert. I found Cardamom Yogurt Pudding on Epicurious. It looked so simple that I had to try it.

As always, I read the reviews first. The feedback from other cooks is usually very helpful. I noted that several of them mentioned that they had to increase the amount of gelatin. I decided to add vanilla paste to the yogurt instead of flavoring it with cardamom. I increased the amount of gelatin without considering that I was also using greek style yogurt, which is much thicker than regular whole milk yogurt. This resulted in a pudding that was tasty, but too firm. Fortunately, I had roasted some grapes to accompany it and their heat caused the pudding to melt a bit. Everything turned out deliciously, even it it wan’t the texture I was hoping for. Next time the pudding will turn out better, but I couldn’t have hoped for better results on the grapes, which were amazing. Divide the grapes into small bunches – they look gorgeous.

Roasted Grapes

several bunches of grapes, stems attached

Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and lightly coat it with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Arrange grapes in a single layer and spritz them with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with ice cream, panna cotta, pudding or any other chilled dessert.

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  • chronicler
    May 23, 2005

    Okay girlm now you;re just getting roo creative! This looks like such a good summer dessert. Keep cooking up such great ideas!

  • Melissa
    May 23, 2005

    That is a winner!
    I’d have never thought of the roasted grapes, very cool!

  • Ana
    May 23, 2005

    What an unusual idea. I have to try it. What gave you the idea of roasting grapes?

  • Stephanie
    May 23, 2005

    Such a neat idea…I can think of plenty of uses for them!

  • Clare Eats
    May 23, 2005

    Roasted grapes? Thats an awesome idea 🙂 it would be perfect for my parents muscatels.. pity I am goint to have to wait ages for them to come back in season.

  • Daffy
    May 23, 2005

    grapes are so versatile! just a while ago i was raving about frozen grapes… i shall have to try roasted grapes soon! =)

  • Cathy
    May 23, 2005

    Yum! What a great idea!

  • Nic
    May 24, 2005

    Thanks, everyone. These guys are super smooth and sweet on the inside after roasting.

    Ana – I honestly don’t remember precisely when/where I got the idea, but after doing a google search, I found it mentioned on the EatingWell website, so I may have initially spotted it in an issue last year.

  • Lex Culinaria
    May 31, 2005

    Wow. That is a really spectacular idea. Very original and they look so great. I can’t wait to try that.

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