Updated: Sep 5
This delicious recipe for grilled grapes is delicious and easy to make. With the sweetness and hint of the tartness of a grape combined with spices, butter, and honey, you won't be able to stop eating them!
Grapes are delicious on their own, but when you warm them up and add a bit of smoke from the grill along with spices, they change their nature to become even more delicious; they even pop in your mouth!
While testing this recipe, I tried to see if other blogs had something similar. All of which had you place them on a tray and put them into an oven. That's ok, but they all seemed to overbake them. I was disappointed that finding a recipe like this was very hard because it's so delicious!
This recipe is all about balance. Cooked too long, the grapes will fall off the stem and lose their juice. Too little, and they won't be warm enough and won't have a pop of juice when you eat them. We want to find a balance based on the timing of the grill.
This recipe is highly versatile; Not only can you change the spices they are simmered in before the grill, you can use wine instead of a simple syrup, and you can also alter how they are cooked. Cook them a little more or less, depending on their use. Keep the grill on high heat to add char and extra smokiness.
So what would you do with the recipe, you ask? They are delicious as a healthy dessert, but you can pair them with many dishes, from ice cream to whip cream, on a charcuterie board, or on top of pork. The possibilities are endless. Not to mention how pretty this recipe looks with its striking red color!
We can't wait for you to try this recipe and hope you enjoy every bite.
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: ~10 Minutes Inactive Time: ~10 Minutes Total Time: ~20 Minutes
1. 8 Cups Water
2. 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3. 8 Cloves
4. 2 Star Anise
5. 1 Cinnamon Stick
6. 3 Cardamom Pods (Optional)
7. 4 Bunches of Grapes
8. 1/2 Cups Honey
9. 1/2 Cup Butter
10. Clotted Cream (Optional)
1. In a small saucepan, add sugar and spices to the water. Bring to a very gentle simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes to let the spices infuse. Carefully add your grapes and simmer for 3 minutes.
2. In a new saucepan, add the honey and butter. Stir until the butter is melted. Reserve until later.
3. Remove the grapes and place them on a baking tray. Let the grapes rest while you turn on your grill to high heat. Let the grill warm up for a few minutes; we are just concerned with the grate temperature. Add the grapes to the grill and brush the tops with the honey butter. Flip after 2 minutes and brush the remaining side with the honey butter. Cook for another 2 minutes. Turn the heat to low and continue to cook, occasionally flipping and brushing on the honey butter, for roughly 3-4 minutes or until the grapes have become slightly wrinkled.
4. Remove from the grill. Add a tablespoon of clotted cream to a plate and place your grapes on top.
5. You can also put the grapes atop ice cream, pork, or paired with cheeses. Clotted cream works great with its creaminess, making grapes the star of the show and a healthy-ish dessert.
Recipe By: Chef Olson Thewoodenspoonchefs.com
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