Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Brine Time
48 Hours
Makes 4 cups (serving size: 5 grapes)
Photo: Thomas J. Story

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse grapes and snip into small clusters, leaving stems attached. Pack grapes and star anise pods into a 1-qt. heat-resistant glass measuring cup or a wide-mouthed jar.

Step 2

Combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Heat until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes; remove from heat and pour liquid over grapes. Let cool, then set a small saucer on top and a weight, if needed, to keep grapes immersed. Chill 2 to 3 days, depending on size (larger grapes take longer to pickle).

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