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Grapes in Grappa with Mascarpone
Grapes in Grappa with Mascarpone
(Uva in Grappa con Mascarpone)
 
 
Ingredients:

4 cups seedless red grapes and green grapes (about 2 lbs)
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grappa liquor

One 8-ounce container mascarpone cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 and 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

Directions:

Cut 2 and 1/2 cups grapes in half; place in bowl.

Add 1/3 cup grappa.
 
Let stand at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Purée remaining 1 and 1/2 cups grapes in processor.

Transfer to strainer set over bowl.

Press on solids in strainer to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids in strainer.

Transfer 1/2 cup grape juice to medium bowl (reserve any remaining juice for another use).

Add remaining 2 tablespoons grappa, mascarpone, powdered sugar and 2 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon peel to bowl with grape juice; whisk until well blended. (Grapes and sweetened mascarpone can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately and chill.)

Divide mascarpone mixture among 6 glasses.

Top with grape mixture.
 
Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel and serve. Makes 6 servings.

That's it!
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