Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Makes 6 servings

Enough already with pairing wine with each dish; just put it right in the dessert. Syrah often has blueberry flavors to contribute; add a little black pepper to the real berries to clinch the match. Prep and Cook Time: about 15 minutes. Notes: Serve these berries with dark chocolate truffles.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a small pan, combine Syrah and sugar. Boil over medium-high heat (watch to make sure mixture doesn't boil over), stirring often, until reduced by about half, about 15 minutes. Stir in vanilla and pepper and let cool.

Step 2

Put blueberries in a bowl and pour Syrah mixture over them. Chill airtight for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.

Step 3

Serve in small dessert bowls or glasses garnished with twists of lemon peel.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews


August 04, 2015
nice way to use wine; pepper seemed to overpower the vanilla, but overall, clean taste and look. good for warm summer days.

bothenjs's Review

March 09, 2013
I thickened this up with some Italian wine jam which is really thick. Then I put it on top of lemon cheesecake. Was a major hit