So, Let Me Tell You About Baked Grapes...

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  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Please, allow me to explain.

    We bought some red grapes about a week or more ago. I like grapes that are firm and these had innards that had turned soft and too much juice. So, I baked them. At 220 degrees F for three hours. I know that was a waste but I learned how to do it and I would make more at a time the next time I do it.

    I was gonna make raisins and I started the recipe with about two dozen grapes on a baking sheet and the oven set for 220F. I kept watching the grapes.

    At some point, they are very close to being raisins but they're still a bit grape. The outside eventually gets a candy coating from the grape's sugar baking and hardening. If you catch it at the right moment, they are irresistible. They are just as good cooled on a tray as they are still hot from the oven.

    My wife and I ate them before I could get pics. Just try it. 220F for about two to three hours on a baking sheet.

    I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of baking grapes but I thought of it independently. You're welcome. (I just looked it up and it's done all the time. Why didn't I know this and what else don't I know?)
     
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    They bake watermelon too. (If you didn't know)
     
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    I did not know that but that is crazy talk.
     
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    Something for you to try during down time.
    It has been big in some restaurants, I believe (that is when they were still open).

    Mind you, it doesn't sound quite as appetizing as baked grapes. (I have some grapes in the fridge ........ )
     
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    DUDE... please... bake those grapes. Your mind will be blown. Trust me on this one.
     
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    Our grapes don't get that far, to baking, they get turned into wine very quickly- especially since our fires.
    One of my friends is an orchardist and we managed to save 40% of his wine grape crop. The wine makers are queuing up for them and paying the correct amount anytime now as this is when they ripen here and go into wine production.
    The edible type fruit grapes have a short life on the shelves- heck, it's getting hard to get food at markets here.
     
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    Since it's the 21st century, maybe you could microwave the grapes:



    .....or maybe not.
     
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    I think ya both have baked melons, know what I mean? Stay out of the sun you two! :D I'm gonna try the grape thing thanks! I love grapes and raisins for sure.
     
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    Sample them as they get closer to three hours. You'll know when to pull them out of the oven.
     
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    I think the thing about raisins isn’t just heat I think it’s a long medium heat with the juices evaporating- maybe a dehydrator would be better
     
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    My Grandma would be proud of me. I'm making this! Thanks.
     
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    Have it with a dessert wine!

    The recipe mentions "releasing the sides of the pan" -- one of them snazzy spring-form baking dishes, I assume! I line with oiled parchment paper and that works, too.
     
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    Just don't microwave them...
     
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    I've done this, interestingly, it works as described, just be sure to clear non-essential personnel from the kitchen, so there's no spousal interference that may abort the experiment while the grapes are in the "pre combustion phase".
     
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