Grapes & Strawberries in Grappa

Grapes & Strawberries in Grappa

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997

Sweetened grappa gives fresh fruit a decidedly Greek flavor. Try serving this over lightly sweetened ricotta for a special treat.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup grappa
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved or sliced
  • 1½ cups red seedless grapes, halved lengthwise
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


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  1. Combine sugar, grappa and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Place over low heat, swirling just until sugar dissolves.
  2. Combine strawberries, grapes and grappa syrup In a medium bowl. Refrigerate until cold. Serve garnished with mint sprigs.
  • Ingredient note: Grappa is an Italian spirit, distilled from the residue of grapes remaining in the wine press after the juice has been extracted for wine. You can substitute kirsch or Framboise.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 203 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 28 g sugars; 48 IU vitamin A; 57 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 251 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (95% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

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