With grape compote on hand, you're halfway to a sundae; simply serve with some vanilla ice cream.
- 3 cups seedless black grapes
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Bring star anise, grapes, sugar, lemon juice, and salt to a boil in a large skillet, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grapes burst and mixture is syrupy, 8–10 minutes. Discard star anise; whisk butter into compote. Let cool.