Tipsy Grape Crisps with Oat-Pecan Crumble

Tipsy Grape Crisps with Oat-Pecan Crumble

Recipe Rating: 3.78034
Serves 8
Look no further for your new favorite autumn dessert. The deep, fruity flavor of kriek lambic, Belgian cherry beer, enhances these luscious crisps. A secret ingredient — five-spice powder — plays beautifully with the sweet fruit. Serve these crisps warm with vanilla ice cream and small glasses of leftover lambic.
  • 3 pounds seedless grapes (preferably a mix of red and purple)
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, Juice of
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • Pinch coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup kriek lambic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Oat-Pecan Crumble Topping
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
Combine grapes, turbinado sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, five-spice powder and salt in a wide, heavy large pot or Dutch oven. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until grapes are juicy and softened, about 20 minutes.  

Transfer grapes to a colander set over a bowl and drain for at least 15 minutes; discard cinnamon stick. Return drained juices to the pot. Boil juices over medium-high heat until thick and syrupy and reduced to about 1 cup, 15 to 20 minutes.   

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F. 

In a small bowl, stir together beer and cornstarch until smooth, and then whisk into grape syrup. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir grapes into syrup. Divide filling among 8 (4-ounce) ramekins.

For the topping, combine flour, brown sugar, oats, butter, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add pecans and pulse a few times until nuts are coarsely chopped.

Place the ramekins on a large rimmed baking sheet and divide topping evenly among each ramekin. Bake until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 300 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 52g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 39g sugar), 3g protein.
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