Candy & Confectionery Recipes > Caramel Grapes

How to make caramel grapes:
A very interesting candy to try. De-stoned cherries could be used instead of grapes if wished. See Cooking with Sugar for information on the tricky process of boiling sugar.


2 cups caster/superfine sugar
1/2 pint water
pinch of cream of tartar
bunch seedless grapes, washed, dried, divide into pairs on the stalk
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Dissolve the sugar and cream of tartar in the water in a heavy based saucepan.
- Boil to 150oC/300oF or until a drop will harden in cold water.
- Remove from the heat and quickly dip the pairs of grapes into the syrup, holding them with a fork.
- Place them on a greased baking sheet to harden, and then put them into paper petit four cases to serve.
- These need to be eaten the day that they are made.