Roasted Grapes with Sweet Labneh
Makes: 4 to 6 servings
  • 2½ cups (590 g) labneh
  • Zest from ½ orange, finely grated
  • ⅓ cup (75 g) packed Demerara sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons grappa
  • 1 pound (455 g) seedless table grapes
  • Amaretti or shortbread, to serve
  1. AUTHOR NOTE: If you make your own labneh, layer with sugar during its initial straining process.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. To make the labneh, rub the orange zest into the Demerara sugar. Fold the labneh into the sugar mixture until lightly veined. If the labneh isn’t firm, carefully scrape it into a cheesecloth- lined strainer set over a bowl. Then cover and refrigerate until it is stable enough to form and hold a clean peak (this may only take 10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on how damp the labneh was to start with). Spread the labneh in ripples on an ovenproof plate. Sprinkle with more Demerara.
  4. To make the grapes, thin the honey with the grappa in a large bowl. Snip the grapes into clusters and add to the bowl. Turn the grapes in the syrup, then transfer to a roasting pan with a shallow rim.
  5. Place the grapes and labneh side by side in the hot oven and roast until the grapes start to shrivel and the labneh is set and golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. Carefully set the grapes atop the labneh and spoon the collected pan juices over all. Serve with the cookies, crushed or whole.
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