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How to Cook with Tart & Seeded Concord Grapes - without making a jam?

Hi! I picked up a bunch of concord grapes at the farmer's market. They're beautiful - but a bit tart and with lots and lots of seeds. I'd like to use them, but I don't really use jelly and I'd prefer not to use a bunch of sugar to sweeten them. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

You could juice them in a steam juicer or pressure cooker...

Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

You could cook them down with a little water and just a pinch or two of sugar, then strain out the skins and seeds and use the puree as a flavoring for soda water or cocktails -- it's a really nice way to mellow out the strong flavor of Concord grapes!

added over 4 years ago

I have had them muddled with some cachaca and sugar and club soda as a twist on a caipirinha ...