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Clafouti Grape Clafouti

Plum clafouti and apricot are old standards; quick, delicious, fruit-filled desserts that offer a sweet treat at the end of dinner. Now try this dessert with grapes and treat your taste-buds to an exiting new experience.

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 cups Coronation grapes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups milk
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Grease a 10 inch (25 cm) deep-dish pie plate with butter. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon
  2. (15 mL) granulated sugar.
  3. Arrange grapes over bottom of pie plate and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons (30 mL) granulated sugar.
  4. In blender combine remaining 3 tablespoons (45 mL) granulated sugar, eggs, milk, flour, lemon zest, vanilla and salt; process until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture over grapes.
  5. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 50 to 60 minutes or until top is browned and filling is set. Just before serving, sift icing sugar over top. Serve warm or cold.
Grape Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups British Columbia Grapes
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • dash British Columbia Red Wine

Instructions

  1. Heat grapes in a non-reactive pan (or microwave) until just before boiling.
  2. Let sit for 15 - 20 minutes to extract pigments from skins.
  3. Put through a sieve or cheesecloth to extract juice.
  4. Mix juice with sugar and cornstarch.
  5. Heat until boiling point and simmer until clear and thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and add wine.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy.

Syrup can be refrigerated and rewarmed in microwave.