Spiced Grape Relish

1-1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp each ground cinnamon and nutmeg
One 3 inch stick cinnamon
1/2 tsp sweet basil, crushed (optional)
1 tsp lemon juice
2 lb (about 4-1/2 cups) assorted, red, green and blue-black California grapes, halved and seeded if necessary
1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup slivered blanched almonds

Combine sugar, vinegar and seasonings in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, grapes, apple and almonds. Cool. Refrigerate until serving time. Remove cinnamon stick and serve to accompany meat course.

Makes about 6 cups.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana