September Grape Spoon Sweet

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We are back in Athens. For the last couple of days we try to get used to the idea that summer vacation is over and that seems a bit difficult. Unpacking is not pleasant and I refuse to let summer go. Don`t you?

This year we visited the beautiful northern part of Greece -which I hope to share with you here when I finish with the suitcases and the rest of the house- and we had an amazing time.

Inspired by our travelling and in an effort not to leg go the feelings of those past days, I made this grapes spoon sweet, since they are at their best this time of year.

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You will find the recipe soooo good if you try it and very easy. Just start in on a weekend, because it is a two/three-day recipe. Quick steps though, so don`t let it go.

I love sweet spoon recipes, they go perfect with my Sunday morning coffee and in some occasions with proper grilled cheese, but that is another recipe coming.

Travelling gives so much inspiration, but I already said that before, didn`t I? 🙂

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You will need:

2 kg grapes (seedless)

1 kg sugar

1 & 1/2 cup of water

lemon juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 & 1/2 cup of white almonds 

2 tbsp vanilla extract

Wash the grapes and place half of them in a large pot. Add half of the sugar on top of them. Add the rest of the grapes and sugar and let them stay for 5 hours. Add the water and boil at high heat for 5 minutes, then for 15 minutes to medium heat. Do not mix them, just move the pot from time to time. Remove from heat and let them in the pot.

The next day, boil the grapes at high heat for 5 minutes, add the vanilla, lower the temperature and add the lemon juice and the almonds. Boil until the sirup is thick.

Leave the sweet uncovered until is cold and put in jars.

Thank you for reading!!

Enjoy, Anthea

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