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Tart grapes... blech!!
Old 08-04-2020, 03:05 PM
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I saw a delicious looking bunch of grapes at the grocery store, so I bought Ďem. I got them home, rinsed them out thoroughly. Then I took a bite and... BLECHHH!! Waaay too tart!!

Now what do I do? I thought of maybe lightly pouring some sugar over them, but nothing else comes to mind.

Iíve often wished I could try at least one, before buying but Iím too much of a Nervous Nellie to actually do it. Especially these days where Iím extra careful about the germs I might put in my mouth. Now Iím afraid I might have to throw out some perfectly good grapes.

Any ideas? Any tips for picking out grapes, next time, that arenít tart?


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sour grapes
Old 08-04-2020, 03:12 PM
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My mom used to make granita with sour fruit. She would blend them and mix with simple sugar, and then freeze it. Every half hour or so she'd stir it with a fork to break up the ice. After 4 or 5 hours it would be done with nice ice crystals. She may have added some other stuff to it depending on the type of fruit, but I don't remember.
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Frozen grapes
Old 08-04-2020, 03:13 PM
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The sugar might cut the tartness.

1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup seedless red grapes
ľ cup white sugar

Directions:
Step 1
Remove grapes from stems and place in a colander. Wash thoroughly.

Step 2
Place grapes in a gallon-size resealable bag.

Step 3
Pour sugar into the bag and seal. Gently shake the bag to evenly coat grapes with sugar.

Step 4
Arrange grapes on a paper towel to air-dry any remaining water, about 15 minutes.

Step 5
Place grapes in a single layer on a shallow pan or baking sheet. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:14 PM
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https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/creamy-grape-salad/

This is a really good recipe. It should cut tartness.
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:52 PM
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Maybe freeze them and use them in smoothies with other sweet fruits?


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thanks for the suggestions
Old 08-04-2020, 06:33 PM
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I had already thought about using the grapes in smoothies, since that's easy enough to do. I originally bought the grapes to set some aside for freezing. That's my favorite way to eat them on a hot day! (They don't actually get totally frozen so they're very refreshing to eat that way.)

Thanks again to all who offered recipes and suggestions!
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:49 PM
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I had a friend who would cut up grapes and eat in plain yogurt, I think.
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Yogurt and veggie salads, too!
Old 08-04-2020, 09:20 PM
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Starr, Yes! I can cut them up for use in my yogurt and regular salads, too. Thanks for reminding me!
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