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Blueberries in Black Pepper-Syrah Syrup

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.

Blueberries in Black Pepper-Syrah Syrup

Thayer Allyson Gowdy
 1 bottle (750 ml.) Syrah
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 3 cartons (6 oz. each) blueberries, rinsed and drained
  Twists of lemon peel
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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 6 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 132Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 23g8%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 0.8g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.