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Spiced Grapes

Spiced Grapes



  • 1/2 cup each white wine vinegar and rum*
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger root, julienne
  • 1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
  • 1 cinnamon stick (about 3-inches)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups California seedless grapes
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • * Optional, rum may be substituted with 1/2 cup water and 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons rum extract

Combine vinegar, rum, lime juice, sugar, ginger, lime peel, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small saucepan; mix well. Bring mixture to boil then pour boiling mixture over grapes in medium bowl. Let mixture cool at room temperature. Add remaining fruit and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves then spoon into individual glass bowls.

Serving Suggestions
Serve over flan or baked custard, as a topping for ice cream, or with almond or vanilla cookies. Chill thoroughly and carry to a picnic in an ice chest.

Nutritional Information
Calories 270; Protein 1.1g; Fat 0.6g; Calories from Fat 2%; Carbohydrate 58.3g; Cholesterol 0; Fiber 2.7g; Sodium 104mg.