Delicious as they are raw, there are more ways of eating grapes than just plucked fresh from the vine. This fruit which is one of our oldest fruit crops (vine roots dating back to before the great ice age have been found in China) is high in dietary fibre, Vitamin A, C and potassium and contains antioxidants that cleanse the skin, liver, kidneys and bowels. So why wouldn't you want to also use grapes in cooked desserts? This delicious and quick to make dessert is from an April 2005 issue of 'Fresh Living'. As you'll see from the notes on variations below, this is a highly versatile recipe that really allows you to do your own thing with a basic idea. Hope that you enjoy it!
- Preheat the oven to 170°C and, using a balloon whisk, beat the eggs in a bowl; add the yoghurt, vanilla essence and cornflour and whisk until the mixture is smooth and well-combined.
- Scatter half the grapes over the base of a 1 litre baking dish; pour the yoghurt mixture over the grapes; scattter the remaining grapes over the top and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is firm to the touch.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar and scatter the almonds over the top; set aside to cool slightly and serve warm.
- Variations: For a grape & berry yoghurt bake, replace the honey yoghurt with a berry-flavoured yoghurt. To make grape & custard bake, replace the honey yoghurt with custard. Replace the brown sugar with cinnamon and the almonds with chopped walnuts.
I was looking for an unusual starter and stumbled upon this gem or a recipe. I omitted the grapes and baked the yoghurt "cheesecake" using 600ml plain yoghurt, 4 eggs and 4 T cornflour for 1 hour at 300F. After cooling off to just warmer than room temperature I sliced the pie into wedges and served with a generous dollop of salsa. Wow! Everyone wanted the recipe!! Thanks for sharing a simple yet delicious recipe.
Mmm, the DELICIOUSNESS of this has me rendered speechless! Its such a wonderful and new way to eat grapes (at least for me)! :) They take on a totally new flavour due to the baking and when you bite into them its a very unique taste (some parts reminded me of cherries, some of apples, others of lemon). The vanilla complements the grape flavour perfectly, I think Ill add some more next time. I made the custard version as I couldnt find honey yoghurt and also didnt sprinkle with sugar as my grapes were really sweet! This is such a wonderful treat that I will surely make often again! Thanks so much for sharing this unique way of eating grapes with us, bluemoon! Made and reviewed for Newest Zaar Tag July 09 (24h rule).
This was a custardy pudding. I have to say that it somehow did not look appealing, but it did taste good. I did not sprinkle on the brown sugar, as I thought it was quite sweet enough. I also used vanilla yogurt, as no honey yogurt. Nice way to get more calcium in the diet/