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Quick Pickled Grapes

Quick Pickled Grapes, an easy refrigerator pickled red or green grapes recipe with a red wine and apple cider vinegar brine. A tasty way to preserve the grapes harvest!
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  • 1 pound grapes, green or red (about 1 bunch)
  • 2 inches ginger root
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • ½ cup sugar, white or brown
  • Optional: fresh herbs, garlic, or other flavorings of choice


  • Prep the grapes: Remove grapes from the steam and wash. You can pickle the grapes whole or cut them in half, which will help the pickling brine to soak into the grapes for a stronger flavor.
  • Prepare the pickling jar: Add grapes, ginger, cinnamon sticks, and mustard seeds to a large jar.
  • Prepare and add the brine: In a medium saucepan bring the water, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, salt, and sugar to a boil. Once boiling, pour into the jar until the liquid completely submerges the grapes. Close the lid on the jar tightly.
  • Pickling instructions: Let the jar cool on the counter until it reaches room temperature. Once cooled, put the jar into the refrigerator and let the grapes pickle for at least 2 hours before serving, but for best results serve after at least 24 hours. Pickled grapes are good up to one month in the refrigerator.


  • Vinegar: White vinegar, red wine vinegar, and apple cider vinegar are the best vinegar choices for this recipe.
  • Recommended jar: Choose a large and wide jar with about 1/2 - 1 inch space (2-3 cm) below the lid.
  • Other recommended tools: small saucepan, cutting board, knife set
  • Prep ahead and storage: Refrigerator pickled grapes should be made at least 2 hours before serving, but for best results make at least 24-48 hours ahead. Keep the jar refrigerated and it can be enjoyed for up to one month. Do not freeze.
  • Nutrition notes: Nutrition information is calculated with all brine ingredients (including full amount of sugar, salt, etc.), however the grapes don’t absorb all of the liquid so the actual nutrition information is less than listed here.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 587mg, Potassium: 119mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg