Pickled grapes

    8 hours 25 min

    Grapes are pickled in a sweet and savoury brine. They make a lovely addition to a cheese platter.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 450g seedless red grapes
    • 350ml apple cider vinegar
    • 250ml water
    • 200g raw sugar
    • 1/2 red onion, cut into slivers
    • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
    • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 star anise pod
    • 1 whole allspice

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr25min 

    1. Remove stems and discard any grapes that aren't firm and unblemished. Place grapes in a 1 litre jar and set aside.
    2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, red onion, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, star anise pod and allspice in a saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until onion has softened, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and cool for 15 minutes.
    3. Carefully pour cooled liquid over grapes and gently swirl jar to incorporate spices. Cover jar and refrigerate for 1 day before eating.

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    These grapes are really good! I don't like star anise, so I left it out. And I didn't have cinnamon sticks or whole allspice. I substituted 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice. It turned out great! These would be a great addition to the cheese plate during the holidays. They taste like the holidays! Thanks CJ, for something so different and good.  -  06 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Interesting flavor; I think it will be better after more time. After one day they didn't seem "pickled through". Also, I had too much liquid by about a cup. Next time, I will use more onions: they are my favorite part!  -  28 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)