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Pickled Grapes

Makes 4 cups (serving size: 5 grapes)

Hands-on Time
10 mins

Brine Time
2 days

Total Time
2 days 10 mins

Christine Littell of Seattle explains how she created her winning recipe: "I was inspired after having a mixed pickle plate at a local wine bar with my best foodie friend. We were amazed by the array of different fruits and veggies, all pickled with different sweet and savory spices. Both of us are now addicted to pickled grapes." We are too! We especially like them, in place of cornichons, with cheese and salumi.

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Photo: Thomas J. Story

 1 pound red or black seedless grapes, preferably small
 4 star anise pods
 1 cup apple cider vinegar
 1 cup sugar
 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
 1/4 teaspoon salt
Step 1

Rinse grapes and snip into small clusters, leaving stems attached. Pack grapes and star anise pods into a 1-qt. heat-resistant glass measuring cup or a wide-mouthed jar.

Step 2

Combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Heat until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes; remove from heat and pour liquid over grapes. Let cool, then set a small saucer on top and a weight, if needed, to keep grapes immersed. Chill 2 to 3 days, depending on size (larger grapes take longer to pickle).

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 4 cups (serving size: 5 grapes)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 78Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 50mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 0.4g1%

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