Grapes Jubilee

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 9 mins

Chilean grapes are the perfect stand-in for cherries in this classic dessert.

Mark Boughton

With grapes available nearly all-year-round, you'll want to keep this quick & easy recipe on hand for when you want to casually impress.


1/3 cup sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water
3 cups seedless red grapes (about 1 pound)
-- Grated rind of 1 orange
1 tablespoon kirsch or Courvoisier
2 cups vanilla ice cream


  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until mixture comes to a full boil.
  2. Add grapes and boil briskly 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add orange rind and kirsch and boil 1 minute.
  3. Scoop ice cream into individual serving dishes and spoon grape sauce over tops.

—Recipe by Jean Kressy



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