Summer’s favorite fruit, grapes, add flavor to this easy, homemade recipe. This spoon sweet is made with sultana grapes, a sweet variety of grapes. It can be served alone, with soft cheese or ideally as a natural yogurt topping.
Serves: – Preparation time: 35′ Cooks in: 1:40′ Ready in: 2:15′
2 kgr Sultana grape (Thompson seedless or Lady de Coverly) ripe, firm, washed, all large and small stems removed
1 kgr sugar
1 ½ cup water
3-4 apple geranium leaves or 1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cup almonds, powdered
½ lemon, juiced
Place half grapes in a large pan with heavy bottom and cover with half sugar. Place the rest of the grapes on top and cover with the remaining sugar. Leave aside for 4-5 hours.
Place pan on high heat and boil for 5 minutes. Then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes skimming off foam with slotted spoon if necessary. Do not stir, only shake the pan from time to time.
Turn up heat to high and boil for another 15-20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and leave to cool. The next day add apple geranium leaves or vanilla extract and boil until syrup thickens. A few minutes before removing pan from heat stir in almond powder and lemon juice. Leave uncovered and shake the pan a few times.
Leave sweet spoon to cool and store in clean, sterilized vases.
Photo George Drakopoulos – Food styling Tina Webb