Courtesy of Ontario Tender Fruit Growers
The fragrant flavour and vibrant colour of Ontario Coronation Table Grapes makes them a perfect ingredient for desserts, sauces, jams, jellies and juice.
The crisp, juicy flesh and mild sweet taste of the semi-seedless Coronation table grape is ideal for eating fresh out-of-hand. They are also a favourite for garnish, a sweet addition to cheese and fruit platters and are superb for baking and preserving.
A great way to preserve grapes is to freeze them. They can be used as tasty ice cubes, in a smoothie, or make for a delicious frozen treat straight from the freezer. Freezing grapes is simple. Wash, dry and de-stem grapes, pack in airtight containers and freeze.
No sugar is required because the natural high sugar and acid level in Ontario Coronation table grapes act as a natural preservative.
Frozen grapes can replace fresh grapes in every recipe as they retain their intense colour and flavour and hold their shape when thawed. When using frozen grapes for preserves, thaw them in the refrigerator just until crushable.
Ontario Coronation table grapes are available from mid-August to late-September each year.
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