Friday, March 20, 2009

Spiced Grape Compote

Over vanilla ice cream, this was the perfect dessert after a spicy tofu and red curry dinner.

You Will Need:

About a pound of grapes cut in half-I mixed red and green
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise
6 whole cloves
12 whole peppercorns

Over high heat, whisk the sugar and water together until it is dissolved and comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, add spices and simmer until syrup thickens and coats the spoon (about ten minutes.

Remove from heat, strain out spices through a fine sieve. Place grapes in a heatproof dish and pour the syrup over. Cool slightly, then chill several hours or overnight before serving.

No comments: