Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Back in June when I attended the Redpath Toronto Waterfront Festival, I signed up for a subscription to Saltscapes Magazine. It's a magazine about the East Coast; places, food and the people.

I paid for a 2 year subscription and for doing so was given a copy of a recipe booklet containing 10 contest winning recipes for "downhome fare". I tried one this past weekend. The reason this recipe caught my eye at first was the name, "Burnt Grapes", and then when I read the simple ingredients, I knew I just had to try it to find out how it would taste.

Burnt Grapes
  • 4-5 cups (1 L-1.15 L) seedless red or green grapes   
  • 2 cups  sour cream (can be fat-free)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp  vanilla
  • ½ cup  butter or margarine
  • ½ cup  brown sugar
  1. Wash and dry grapes. Mix sour cream, white sugar and vanilla together. Pour mixture over grapes, and stir gently. Place into 9x13-inch (23x33-cm) pan or into individual serving dishes (preferable).
  2. In a saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to boil. Continue boiling until golden, 1-2 minutes, and immediately pour over grapes. Do not stir. Chill 3-4 hours.
  3. Tip: fresh raspberries, blackberries or sliced peaches can be substituted for grapes.

    A simple but tasty recipe.
    This is a simple and great tasting recipe. It's perfect for a refreshing summer dessert and I will definitely be adding it to my recipe box, it's a keeper!

    I'm looking forward to trying the other recipes in the booklet.


Teena in Toronto said...

It looks yummy!

Dan said...

It certainly seems to be yummy. Are you serving some anytime soon? ;-)

Thanks for sharing the recipe.