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Almost anything can be compote, pickled or dried, so why not grape berries. That’s right, compote was also prepared from grapes. It was a simple way to preserve the fruit until the end of the year. Try grape compote, the juicy balls can be used, for example, in unbaked cakes and other cakes.
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Don’t know grape wine compote?
Do you like gooseberry compote? Then you might also be interested in this lesser-known compote. Grape wine used to be a highly prized fruit and of course was not available year round. If the housewives had the opportunity, they used several bunches for compote in order to enjoy this juicy fruit until the end of the year. Do you know the recipe for grape compote? It’s here.
The season of ripe grapes used to be short, all that was left was to compost the fruit.
How to prepare grape compote?
For each kilogram of grapes, you will need 200 g of sugar, half a teaspoon of citric acid and half a liter of water. Only a few cloves are used for seasoning. Always be careful with them, otherwise the compote will be bitter. 1 clove is enough for one canning jar. You can also use cinnamon or star anise for flavoring, but it is best to cook them in pickles.
Compote berries should be whole and undamaged, it is more practical to cut individual balls than to tear them with your fingers. Wash them in water and let them drain. You can use white or blue grapes or combine them in layers. Fill a clean sterilized glass with them, add a clove and prepare a sweet infusion.
You can make grape compote as desired.
Boil water with sugar and citric acid in a saucepan. Fill the filled glasses with still hot pickles and close the glasses with lids. Sterilize the compote at a temperature of around 75 °C for at least 10 minutes.
Compote is best chilled, but how you serve it is definitely up to you. You can also use compote balls made from grape wine in cooking. Grape compote is especially useful in cold unbaked cakes, because it is wonderfully juicy and sweet. Try it out to see how it works for you.