Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Grape Juice

The grape vines are bubbly with grapes.  There are so many that they look like purple suds.  Soooo...grape juice, grape jelly, grape pie and if I can find a recipe, grape wine.  Here's my easy grape juice recipe.  I made 48 jars and we will sure enjoy them with popcorn this winter.

Really Easy, Great Grape Juice

Wash and stem as many grapes as you want.  Dump two cups of grapes in each quart jar and add 1 cup of sugar.  Pour boiling water over all of it and cap it.  Then process it in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.  Let it sit about a month before you drink it.  We strain off the grapes and then add a jar of water to the juice.  Perfect grape heaven!

The grape jelly is easy, too.  This is called Gaye's Grape Sunshine

Wash and stem a quart of grapes.  Smash them up well to get a good measure.  Add  a quart of sugar.  Simmer on top of the stove for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and run through a sieve.  Pour into jelly jars and process in a water bath for 15 minutes.  This recipe can be doubled, but don't triple it.
It sets up into a beautiful soft jam.