Kyoho Grape Compote

Kyoho Grape Compote

This grape compote is juicy and bursting with flavor. You can eat it plain or use it to make sweets. It has a beautiful red wine color.

Ingredients: 1 large bunch of grapes

Kyoho grapes (or your choice of grapes)
1 large bunch
※ Red wine
400 ml
※ Sugar (granulated)
65-100 g (See Steps 6-7)
※ Lemon juice
2 tablespoons


1. Peel the kyoho grapes. Don't peel from the end with the stems, but smoothly peel back from the bottom for a neat result.
2. Place the ※ ingredients into a pot. Stir and turn the heat to high. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute to cook off the alcohol.
3. Add all of the grapes from Step 1. Let it come to a boil again and then cook for 1 minute on high heat.
4. Immediately remove from the heat. Pour into an air-tight sterilized storage jar while still hot. Once cooled, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or longer.
5. After sitting overnight, the flavor will have blended in and the grapes will have a beautiful color. Since the alcohol is cooked off, even someone who doesn't drink alcohol can enjoy this.
6. It's up to you, but I recommend using 65 g of sugar if you will be eating it as is.
7. If you will be using this for sweets or drinking the juice as a cider, then I recommend using 100 g of sugar.
8. This is a grape roll cake (Recipe ID: 1214104)
9. Here is a recipe for grape jello and mousse cake (Recipe ID: 1214803)

Story Behind this Recipe

I was given a lot of Kyoho grapes that I couldn't finish eating, so I wanted to make something to use them up before they went bad.
It's essentially the same as making peach compote (Recipe ID: 1172561).