Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Bake at 285 degrees for two hours; check and stir them around at one hour
AND HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE SWEET GLOBULES FROM HEAVEN?
Grapes are sweet treats, that are cheap and plentiful right now. I recently bought too many and they started getting a little wrinkly. Not something I want to pack in my lunch, but I definitely didn’t want to throw them away.
This is a perfect opportunity to turn them into something tasty that can be used in salads or as a garnish on fish or chicken. I’m not a raisin fan, but a grape that has been baked slowly to reduce and caramelize – oh mama, this is too good to miss. And easy to do.
First off, pluck those aging grapes and give them a good bath. Roughly dry them and place on a baking tray covered in parchment paper, or a silicon mat.
Heat the oven to 285 degrees. I use the Roast setting. Slide the tray into the oven and set the timer for one hour.
After one hour, check to see how they are shriveling. I’m going for a nice juicy shrivel – reduced in size, concentrated in sweetness, but still some soft chew left in the buggers.
Let roast one more hour, or until the wrinkle level you prefer. I like them to be soft and squishy. They are great warm in a salad (or cold) and make a great garnish for fish, chicken, pork or lamb. Amazing on duck!
Let them cool and then store in a container. Will keep in fridge for several days; but I bet you eat them faster than that!