Monday, November 12, 2012

Five ways to deal with a grape glut

Grapes ripen in one fell swoop so one has buckets and buckets of grapes to be processed at the same time. People think that grapes are destined to be either jam, juice, or wine but here are five slightly more unique things to do with those grapes.

1. Pickled Grapes: Pickling creates an entirely new phenomena. They are sweet and delicate.

2. Grape pie: Grapes are easy to bake into a fruit pie. Simply slice grapes in half, add some sugar and thickener of your choice. Bake as you would a fruit pie.

3. Raisins: Used a skewer to poke holes in the grapes. Place on dehydrator racks. Dehydrate until they are raisins.

4. Roasted Grapes: Unique but with the flavors of a classic picnic dish roasted grapes are easy to make. Simply drizzle some grapes with olive oil and bake at 425 for approximately 20 minutes.

5. Jam: Grape jam was my first foray into canning. It was successful with this easy recipe!
What are your unique recipes for using up a grape glut?


1 comment:

  1. What great ideas! Thank you :) I have a thing for frozen grapes so when there are heaps a lot of grape 'sorbet' gets made in our house. I have got to try pickling and roasting grapes, what great ideas!