Sunday, February 10, 2008

Grape stuff

After a week of colds, with appetites now returning, a fresh but somewhat decadent dessert seemed on order. This is one of our all-time favourites, though we don't have it very often, not being much in the habit of doing desserts. I used to work with a food service organization that did some catering, and this recipe is loosely modelled on something they made, though they tended to serve it in champagne-style dessert glasses, with an orange zest garnish, rather than as a blob in a stoneware bowl. Presentation aside, it's so simple and delicious that I have to share the recipe.

Grape Stuff

2 lbs. of seedless green grapes, washed and halved
3/4 cup of sour cream
3/4 cup of whipping cream
1/4 cup of sugar
1 Tbsp. of grated orange rind
2 Tbsp. of triple sec (optional)

Add the sugar to the sour cream and stir. Whip the whipping cream. Fold in the sweetened sour cream, then the orange rind and triple sec, if used. Fold in the grapes. Spoon into hoity-toity glassware or IKEA stoneware as desired. Serve.

3 comments:

  1. MMMM looks good. It reminds of a dessert my mom used to make, only she used cut banana and apple. Thanks for always sharing the recipes!

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  2. Oh, I always wondered what that fruit "stuff" was! I am heading to the store tonight, so I'm just making my list. We need a pick-up today!

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  3. mmmm, sounds yummy. I'll have to make that when grapes are in season and not 7.99/lb!! ;-)

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