Grape molasses is a natural sweetener with mild fruity taste and excellent aroma. Quite simply, grape molasses (also known as "Shireh Angoor" in Farsi) is an ancient food made with reduced grape must that is thought to be one of the first sweeteners before cane sugar and honey were introduced in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Considered a pantry staple in Turkey, Iran, Greece and other parts of that region, grape molasses is prized for its high iron and potassium content along with its earthy/naturally sweet taste.
Try pouring grape molasses over pancakes and waffles, or upgrade yogurt and granola parfaits with a hearty drizzle. Use it as a 1-1 ratio to substitute for maple syrup or honey in baked goods to impart a distinct grape flavor and subdued sweetness. The thick syrup works as a meat glaze as well, and plays beautifully with fresh herbs and tart citrus in grilling sauces.