California Cucumber Compote

June 8, 2010
California Cucumber Compote

Author Notes:

This recipe developed from the continual challenge of developing unique recipes combining foods and flavors of the Bay Area


Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups Gewurztraminer wine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger root
  • 3 cups bite size peeled European cucumber chunks
  • 1 cup small whole green seedless grapes
  • garnish borage flowers
In This Recipe


  1. Ina medium saucepan over medium high heat combine the wine, sugar, mint and ginger root.
  2. Bring to a boil,reduce the heat and simmer 6 minutes or till thickened.
  3. Strain into a bowl, cover and chill the syrup 2 hours.
  4. Divide the cucumber chunks and grapes among 4 glass bowls; spoon the chilled syrup over top, then garnish and serve.

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