Grapes and Vinegar

Grapes and Vinegar

Italian desserts are usually simple. Elaborate cakes and pastries are served at special occasions. Fruit is much more common. Here’s an easy recipe that I got from a friend from Ischia – Grapes and Vinegar. It’s good in summer.

Grapes and vinegar



Wash the grapes and put them in a small sauce pan. Cover half way with water and add the vinegar. Bring to a boil, stir, lower heat and simmer until they begin to crack. Turn off the heat and mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and half of the chopped mint. Let it cool and then mix in the Marsala. Marsala works best but sweet sherry is also OK. Chill and sprinkle with the remaining chopped mint when serving.


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  1. My Grandpa….Moms’ Dad, Liberato, was born and raised in Ischia. Never heard of this recipe. Sounds great and I’ll be trying it. Grazie!

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