These preserved grapes make a great hostess gift! Choose grapes firmly attached to their stems. They should be plump, firm, and bright-colored.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups grapes plus about 1 cup liquid
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Wash grapes; pat dry with paper towels. Place grapes in a sterilized 1-quart canning jar or glass jar with a lid. Add honey and sugar; stir gently. If using, add the stick cinnamon. Add enough brandy to cover grapes completely (about 1 cup brandy). Cover tightly. Swirl gently to mix. Store (steep) in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks or up to 4 weeks.

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  • To serve, spoon grapes and liquid into a dish and serve as an appetizer, paired with cheeses and crackers. (Or, serve a few grapes and the liquid in liqueur glasses. You can also chop the grapes and add to the batter for baked goods such as muffins.).

Directions to Attach for Gifting

Store, covered, in the fridge up to 2 weeks. To serve, spoon grapes and liquid in into liqueur glasses.

Nutrition Facts

35 calories; carbohydrates 6g; sugars 5g; vitamin a 12.5IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; folate 0.4mcg; sodium 1mg; potassium 37mg; calcium 2mg; iron 0.1mg.
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