“The juice of the grape is the liquid
quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.”
- Thomas Love Peacock
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After a day spent trying to keep myself occupied, busying myself in the kitchen, I sat down and realized that between saucing ribs, peeling potatoes, roasting carrots, dressing asparagus, and boiling corn, I forgot all about dessert!
I know what you're thinking, WHO in their right mind forgets about dessert?!
Looking through my fridge, I noticed the giant bag of sweet red grapes and wondered if I could somehow make a dessert with them. Sure, I could do a sorbet, but that would take some time to set 🙇🏻
Scrolling through Pinterest, my guilt pleasure, I stumbled upon quite a few roasted grape tarts. Eureka! I would make a grape galette. Perfect!
Unfortunately, I didn't have any ingredients to whip up a cream, custard, pudding, or just about any other filling for said tarts. Cue, my creative intervention!
Reassessing the ingredient situation, I remembered that we did have cheese. Not my preferred brie, but there was some mozzarella and Parmigiano... cheeses nevertheless!
Honestly, what's better than fruit and cheese? Nothing. It's a stellar combo! In Europe there is usually a cheese course after the main course anyway, so I figured why not add a little culture to my all-American dinner!
So with some grapes, rosemary, cheese, and puff pastry, I whipped up a quick little #galette. And it wasn't half bad! What can I say, sometimes I surprise myself 👏🏼
The #roastedgrapegalette was delicious despite being a dessert afterthought!
I will definitely be making this roasted grape galette the next time I have guests over. Ready in just a pinch, it is the perfect thing to serve with an aperitif or dessert. Talk about being versatile!
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Roasted Grape Galette
* Makes 8 servings*
1 1/2 cup grapes
1 tsp (several leaves) rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1 package puff pastry dough, thawed
1/4 mozzarella, shredded
1 tsp Parmigiano Reggiano, shredded
2 tbsp brown sugar
Sprinkle grapes with salt and roast with rosemary on 400° F for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, slightly roll out puff pastry dough. Sprinkle the cheeses and brown sugar in the centre of the dough.
Top the galette with the grapes and rosemary. Fold in the edges of the puff pastry to create a circular shape.
Bake in the oven at 400° F for 20-25 minutes or until the edges of the galette are golden brown.
Slice and savour with a glass of wine!