Sweet & Spicy Pickled Red Seedless Grapes
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Process: 10 min.
- 5 cups seedless red grapes
- 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches), halved
- 4 whole star anise
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 2 teaspoons mustard seed
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 cups white wine vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1-1/2 teaspoons canning salt
- Pack grapes into four hot 1-pint jars to within 1-1/2 in. of the top. Divide jalapenos, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, coriander seeds and mustard seed among jars.
- In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, vinegar, water, wine and canning salt. Bring to a boil; cook 15-18 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 3 cups.
- Carefully ladle hot liquid over grape mixture, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot liquid. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
- Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Editor's NoteThe processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Apr 6, 2018
These pickled grapes were excellent! I served them on my Easter appetizer table and my guests enjoyed them and were surprised the grapes weren't olives! The sweet pickling liquid was piquant and tasty, with a nice anise overtone. I will be making this again for future gatherings!
Oct 23, 2017
I made these yesterday and they smelled wonderful ..... how long to they need to set before eating?? .....So I left them set a couple weeks and we opened and tried them at a family party yesterday...these are really good!!!! Everyone enjoyed, although a bit hesitant at first .... whenever grapes are on sale I will be making a few jars. Thanks for sharing!!
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