Desserts

BC Grape and Bran Loaf

Similar to a raisin bran muffin, but in a tasty loaf. Cinnamon can be used in place of the cardamom if preferred.

Ingredients

  • 425 mL all purpose flour (1¾ cups)
  • 175 mL brown sugar, lightly packed (¾ cup)
  • 1 mL salt (¼ tsp)
  • 30 mL baking powder (2 Tbsp)
  • 5 mL baking soda (1 tsp)
  • 5 mL cardamom (1 tsp)
  • 175 mL All Bran® cereal (¾ cup)
  • 250 mL BC Coronation grapes, sliced in half (1 cup)
  • 1 egg 1
  • 30 mL canola oil (2 Tbsp)
  • 175 mL 1% milk (¾ cup)
  • 5 mL vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • 125 mL unsweetened applesauce (½ cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly mist a large loaf plan with cooking oil spray. (Or coat lightly with butter and flour.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, soda, cardamom and All Bran. Mix well. Stir in grapes.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, oil, milk, vanilla and applesauce until well blended.
  4. Gently mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir to just combine. Batter will be lumpy. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until fork inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan to a cooling rack. Slice when cold. Wrap in foil.
Grape Yogurt Pops

Add grapes or a combination of your favorites. Low fat or fat-free yogurt will freeze faster than regular yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup (250mL) fresh or frozen Okanagan Coronation grapes
  • ½ cup banana slices, strawberries, or raspberries
  • 2-4 tbsp (30mL-60mL) honey

Instructions

  1. In blender, purée yogurt and fruit until smooth.
  2. Sweeten with honey to taste.
  3. Pour mixture into a shallow container and freeze 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer to blender and blend for 1 minute.
  5. Pour slushy mixture into Popsicle moulds or ice cube trays; insert sticks when mixture is half frozen.
Grape Parfait

A delicious dessert that couldn't be easier to make. Kids especially love layering fruits in fancy glasses.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1000 mL) Okanagan Coronation grapes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream, stirred
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) brown sugar
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup (125 mL) of grapes to parfait or stemmed goblets and top with 2 tbsp (30 mL) sour cream.
  2. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Repeat layers and refrigerate.
  3. Chill before serving.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.

Serves 4.

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.
Okanagan Grape Muffins

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

  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 medium eggs (well beaten)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1½ cups BC Grapes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
  • Line muffin tins with paper cups.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre.
  • Add buttermilk, beaten egg and melted butter. Stir until ingredients are just combined. Lightly fold in grapes.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until golder brown on top. Cool in pan.
  • Makes 12 muffins. The light, fluffy cake is complemented by the crisp, clean, intense grape flavour from the grapes. ENJOY!