Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sugared Grape and Phyllo Tart

Welcome to Day #4 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita's Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.


Have you ever baked or roasted a grape? Yeah, me neither... until now. And y'all, it's so good! The sweetness really intensifies and the skin softens quite a bit - plus they are really pretty when baked into something! Perfect for the holidays.

And I think we can all agree that phyllo dough is the bombdiggity. I mean, it's thin, flaky, crispy dough. Hello?! 

This 4 ingredient recipe is so easy it's ridiculous. You just brush a layer of phyllo with butter (!), sprinkle with sugar (!), and top with another layer. Repeat 5 times, top with grapes, and bake. 

The result is a thin, crispy, easy to eat sweet treat topped with fruit and therefore healthy. 


Sugared Grape & Phyllo Tart
6 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed according to package directions
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
8 teaspoons sugar
1 cup red seedless grapes

Preheat oven to 400.

Lay 1 sheet of phyllo on a baking sheet (keep the other sheets covered). Carefully brush the entire surface lightly with butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar evenly over the butter and then top with another sheet of phyllo dough. Brush the new sheet with butter, sprinkle with sugar, top with another phyllo sheet, and repeat. With the last sheet, butter it lightly before arranging the grapes on top. Dot each grape with some butter and then sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar over the entire top.

Bake until crispy and golden, 13-15 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting into squares. Serve warm.

Source: adapted from Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home

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    1. A roast chicken for Christmas dinner!

    2. Wonderful recipe. I love grapes that are cooked, they are even sweeter.

    3. Grapes in phyllo, never seen anything like it and I love it!! I can picture this with some cheese and herbs along with the grapes for an appy too!! Brilliant idea!!!

    4. I need to make a baked dessert with grapes...and yours looks like a delicious place to start!!!

    5. This does look easy, but it's so gorgeous, you'd never know it!

      Happy day #4!

    6. Beautiful...this tart looks like a good thing to make first!

    7. On my last vacation I had a dessert similar to this one... I'd never had grapes in a dessert before and I loved it!! Totally saving this one!!

    8. I love the idea of using grapes with this! I never wuold have thought to do that!

    9. i would like to try roasted chicken - i haven't cooked much lately which is one of my new year's resolutions (to cook and bake more)


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