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Thursday, December 20

Panna Cotta with Roasted Grapes

A few weeks back, when friends were visiting for Thanksgiving week, I decided to make a few of my favorite things.  One of the items on my list was panna cotta.

As you can see from the photo that I took (just before presenting them to the table - and yes, I am one of those people that take pictures of what I eat), I added roasted grapes that I tossed in a bit of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.  

If you are looking for easy desert ideas to serve your family- I can't recommend this highly enough.

Panna Cotta with Roasted Grapes
(serves 8)

Red grapes
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar

4 cups of heavy cream or half and half
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
2 packets of gelatin
6 tablespoons of cold water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss grapes with vinegar and brown sugar.  Roast for 30-45 mins- until grapes are slightly shriveled.

Heat the cream and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved, remove from the head and stir in the vanilla.

Oil eight ramekins.

Add gelatin to cold water in a bowl and let stand for 5 minutes, then pour creamy mixture over until gelatin is dissolved.

Divide mixture into ramekins, refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
When ready to serve, add grapes and drizzle with balsamic glaze.


An Urban Cottage said...


Victoria said...

I will try this for the holidays. Thanks.

mary said...

I had no idea this was so easy. Will try. It is even gluten free which is exactly what I need.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Grant. Sounds and looks delicious. Will try it soon.
Have a great Christmas.
Charles Allen
Daytona Beach, Florida

Karen Albert said...

Yum! Thank you for sharing Grant! The grapes are gorgeous!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious

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Pigtown*Design said...

i am so intrigued with the roasted grapes. they sound like they're fabulous.

happy christmas, grant!


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