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Quick Pickled CA Grapes + Personal Snack Board paired with CA Zinfandel



For the pickled grapes: – 1 pound red and/or green California table grapes – 1 cup apple cider vinegar – ½ cup water – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1 star anise – 1 cinnamon stick – ½ vanilla bean – ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns – ⅛ teaspoon yellow mustard seeds Happy Hour, Happy Hour @ Home, Walnuts, Pairings, Food and Wine, Cheese Board, Pickled Grapes, Grapes, Cheddar, Gouda, Zinfandel
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Wash the grapes and remove the stems. Slice the grapes in half and set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, water, and sugar. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves.

Place spices into the bottom of a quart jar. Place the trimmed grapes into the jar on top of the spices. Pour hot vinegar into the jar over the grapes.

Let grapes sit until cool, Place the lid on the jar and place in the refrigerator. Let the pickled grapes rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours and up to overnight before serving.

Build your snack board

Add the following items (or your favorites!) to your board:

fresh California table grapes

hard cheese, such as Real California aged Cheddar or Gouda

toasted walnuts Crackers + pretzels of your choice

Recipe credit: CA Grown

Photo credit: Meg van der Kruik for CA Grown