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Jan 15, 2007 10:55 PM

Sour Grapes

OK so I bought some grapes from the stall on the street and they turned out to be sour - not off - just not sweet. So rather than throw them out does anyone have a suggestion as to what to make of them? Preferably something that does not involve adding pounds of sugar - I added a handful of them to a salad yesterday and they tasted okay there.

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  1. You could use them in a fruit salad tossed with orange juice (which would help sweeten them).

    Add them to some yogurt with honey drizzled over them.

    There are lots of recipes for grape pie, which is what I've thought about doing when my grape vine goes bonkers over the summer.

    Make a tart(er) grape jelly? It would probably go well with a soft cheese or cream cheese on bread.

    1. How about roasting them? I've never roasted grapes before, but this trick helped make some sour nectarines very palatable. I would just toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and roast. Drizzle with aged balsamic when serving.

      1. saute w/ sausage -- see Molly Stevens All about braising.

        1. I love frozen grapes as a snack.
          Sour ones would be great to munch on.
          Just toss the bunch/stem into the freezer

          1. Saute them with onions or shallots, add a little rosemary, and serve with sausages on soft polenta.