So...many......grapes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by pringle, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I have a domestic concord grape vine in my yard and also plenty of wild ones,I dont want them to go to waste so what should I do with them besisdes eating them raw.If you dont know they have seeds in them.
     
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Make jelly or wine.
     
  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Grape juice of course!!! I could NEVER have enough! I'm starting 2 vines this year of concord
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    How do you make grape juice and jelly?Sorry but ive never done anything like this but id love to learn how.
     
  5. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I freeze all my left over grapes....the girls love them as treats when they are cooped up in the coop!

    And thinking of it...so does DH! [​IMG]
     
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    grape jelly is very time consuming. you mash the grapes and let them drain overnight into a pan.. then you use the juice to make jelly.. go online for recipes.. i have even heard of grape pies..you can find all sorts of things for them online
     
  7. blueberrylu

    blueberrylu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Homemade grape jelly is so good-------store stuff does not compare. It is pretty easy to make. I just follow the directions on the package of Sure-Jel.
    You can make the juice up and either can it or freeze it for later use in making jelly, or just to drink. I am hoping to learn how to make wine this year. You all reminded me I need to get ahold of my MIL to see if the grapes are ready.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I just made this recipe last week, I cut the sugar by 1/2 cup but it really wasnt that hard.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Concord-Grape-Jelly/Detail.aspx


    I just used a potatoe masher and squashed the grapes on the stove in the pot.

    Then I just strained the juice through a fine wire strainer. My jelly came out great.
    I also froze a bunch of juice that wasnt strained , can drink later, make pies or make
    more jelly with it in the winter...


    Nancy
     
  9. Mrs.ChickChick

    Mrs.ChickChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    North central Illinois
    Grape Jam is the best! A little time consuming, but worth it.
     
  10. rachaelc

    rachaelc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 27, 2009
    Newberg
    [​IMG] I am making grape jam tomorrow,cuz the neighbor girls have so many grapes. I have never made grape jam but have looked at a few recipes that DO NOT need pectin cuz the grapes have so much pectin already. Any experienced jam makers out there want to second that? My neighbor made a grape pie and oh my my:weee it was so good!
    Alos gonna launch some 1st time sauerkraut.
    Canned ital plum jam today. So good.

    Raqchael C mother of all
     

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