Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Concord Grape Juice
For Rebecca (and anyone else who wants it): This is just the standard "Grape Juice II" from the Ball Blue Book. "Grape Juice I" involves crushing, heating, straining, sitting overnight, re-straining, and reheating, so I skipped it!
It doesn't specify Concord grapes for use, but that's what I used with wonderful results. I don't know if other types of grapes would yield as much flavor, but it's always worth at least one shot.
Wash and stem fresh, firm, ripe grapes. Combine 1/2 to 1 cup sugar with 4 cups water (I used 1/2 cup sugar.) Bring sugar and water to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Put 1 cup grapes into a hot quart jar. (I used 1 and 1/2 cups grapes.) Pour hot sugar syrup over grapes, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.
See? Nothing could be easier!
Gobbled by Abigail on 6/27/2007