Grape and Port Wine Crisp- A Gluten Free Dessert

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I don’t remember where I got the idea for this recipe but I’m glad I thought of it!

I haven’t seen very many dessert recipes using grapes for the main ingredient.  I use seedless red or black grapes and cut them in half- you still need to watch for seeds though.

This is a very simple recipe to put together- you just heat the grape halves in a stock pot with 1/2 cup of Ruby Port and 1/4 cup of agave nectar.  A mixture of cornstarch and water is added to the grape mixture to thicken it slightly, then you place the grapes in your baking pan and top with the oat and chopped pecan topping.  Then you bake the crisp for 25-30 minutes and that’s it!

I shared the link to this recipe with Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at the blog Simply Sugar And Gluten Free,  Recipe Swap Thursday at Prairie Story, Friday Foodie Fix at The Whole Gang, Hearth And Soul Hop at A Moderate Life, Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist, Meatless Monday at My Sweet And Savory, Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family, Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum, Fight Back Friday at The Food Renegade, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli ‘n Son, Allergy Friendly Friday at Cybele Pascal Allergy Friendly Cuisine, Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades Of Green

7 Responses to Grape and Port Wine Crisp- A Gluten Free Dessert
  1. alex at a moderate life
    January 12, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Hi Andrea! What a lovely recipe. I too wondered why no one ever cooked fruited desserts with grapes and only used raisins. I love the fresher and juicier flavor of grapes far better than raisins! Port is such a wonderful tangy addition to this “grown up” fruit crisp and I love that it is gluten free because it gives folks so many options if they are intolerant. Thanks so much for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week. As it is so unique, I would love to share it on my hearth and soul hop highlights at a moderate life on friday, so please stop by and say hi! All the best! Alex

  2. chaya
    January 13, 2011 | 7:55 am

    This is an unusual recipe, one that sounds like it is flavorful and delicious. I am thrilled you linked this to My Meatless Mondays.

  3. Andrea
    January 13, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Hi Alex! Thank you so much for the nice comments!

  4. Andrea
    January 13, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    Hi Chaya! Thanks for your nice comments and I am very happy to be part of your Meatless Mondays!

  5. Healthy mamma
    January 16, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    Ohhhhh! So perfect!!! Thank you.

  6. Andrea
    January 17, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Thank you for your nice comment Healthy Mama!

  7. alissa@33shadesofgreen
    March 29, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Wow Andrea – What a great recipe! You are right – there are not many desserts with grapes. Yours looks like a winner to me!

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