Drunk GrapesCaramel Grapes, AKA Drunk Grapes… I’m not sure where the recipe came from, but my Aunty Joan found them in a Women’s Weekly Christmas Cookbook (not sure which one or which year) one year and made them and they have been a staple on the Christmas dessert table ever since. It really doesn’t feel like Christmas unless these delicious morsels are made.

We generally make about 2 kg of grapes, so that is 4 times this recipe but that is because once they are made they just get better! If you don’t want to add the brandy to the final product then they taste just as good and have a lovely creamy texture. Because of the sour cream they aren’t too sweet and balance the rich flavours of a steam pudding or other rich desserts.

Every year in our house this is partnered with Drunk Ice-Cream…. recipe to come! So can you see a theme running through our Christmas… KAY’S BROWN DRINK, DRUNK GRAPES and DRUNK ICE-CREAM… ah well, it’s Christmas! 🙂 These need to be soaked the day before and then can be made early the next day and left to sit in the fridge to macerate for when dessert is ready.

Drunk Grapes

Only 500g, I usually do 1kg double batch at a time! Thanks MUM!

I have one other little story, you may notice that there are not as many grapes as there should be as when I went to get them out of my fridge I notice that some where missing. As I sat down to have a chat with my mum, she reminisced about her lunch noting how nice the grapes were… Yes that right, my grapes that were meant to be for this blog, were half eaten by my mother two days in a row for her lunch. It is just fortunate that I bought 1kg of grapes (I was going to make a double batch) but, I was left with only 500g so I had to follow my recipe! 🙂

Ingredients

500g of White Seedless Grapes

300g Sour Cream (not the light stuff)

1/2 Cup Brandy (125g)

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (80g)

Method

1. Remove grapes from stems and place into a large airtight container and cover in the brandy. Try and make sure that the grapes are only one level so they can soak in some of the brandy. Leave this to soak overnight.

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2. Place sour cream and brown sugar into a bowl and whip until all the sugar is dissolved and mixture is light and fluffy.

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Ready to mix in!

3. Drain grapes, retaining liquid and add drained grapes to sour cream mixture.

4. It is at this point you can do 1 of 3 things. 1/ Serve the drunks grapes as is. 2/ Add some or all of the brandy into the sour cream brown sugar mixture and stir. 3/ Divide into half and have some with brandy and some without (maybe for the kids).

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The is less liquid if you add less of the soaking brandy… You can see here I have added the lot as the sauce is quite liquid, but oh so tasty!

5. Keep in the fridge until ready for use.

THERMOMIX METHOD

Thermomix

This recipe was made in the TM5 on manual and can be made the same way in the TM31.

1. Remove grapes from stems and place into a large airtight container and cover in the brandy. Try and make sure that the grapes are only one level so they can soak in some of the brandy. Leave this to soak overnight.

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After soaking they get a little brown tinge to them at the ends, cause their drunk with brandy! 🙂

2. Place sour cream and brown sugar into a mixing bowl add butterfly and beat 1 minute/speed 4.

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3. Drain grapes, retaining liquid and add sour cream mixture to drained grapes.

4. It is at this point you can do 1 of 3 things. 1/ serve the drunks grapes as is. 2/ Add some or all of the brandy into the grape mixture and stir. 3/ Divide into half and have some with brandy and some without (maybe for the kids)

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Depending on how much brandy you add, depends on how liquid the grapes are!

5. Keep in the fridge until ready for use.

Make sure you buy nice crunchy firm grapes as this will make it all the more delicious. Crunchy firm grapes covered in brandy sour cream mixture!

Quick, easy and everyone loves them… they really do make you come back for more even when you are already full of Christmas lunch! Make sure you keep an eye out for Drunk Ice-Cream Christmas cake on Sunday! As those two together taste fantastic!

Enjoy Irresponsibly, (because its Christmas)!!!!

Liz xx

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