Grapes of Wrath, Wine or Raisins: Grape Juice - Easiest Recipe Ever

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Grapes of Wrath, Wine or Raisins

By Sharon
June 12, 2014

Grapes! These amazing little round balls of sweetness are also great for our health, no matter whether they are fresh off the vine, served dry and wrinkled, or sipped slowly and savored as wine.

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Jun 14, 2014 6:49 AM CST
Concord-type grapes grow well here in the far north, and if we don't get early frost and can protect them from the critters, we have heavy harvests. A friend gave me this recipe for grape juice, and it's got to be the easiest canning recipe ever. We put up loads of it every year. Use all the basic proper canning techniques, of course.

In each sterilized quart jar, put 1½ to 2 cups cleaned grapes. Add 1/4 cup sugar, more or less, depending on sweetness of grapes and your tastes. I lean toward less sugar for the grapes we grow. Squash the grapes just a little with a big spoon. Fill to the top with boiling water, leaving ½" headspace. Process 10 minutes in a water bath canner.

THAT’S IT! THAT’S THE WHOLE THING! Let the jars sit for at least 2 weeks before drinking any juice. The longer it sits, the stronger it becomes; you may wish to dilute it with water or sparkling water. Strain the juice through an ordinary screen strainer before drinking. Chill and enjoy. If you didn't put in quite enough sugar to suit your tastes, add a little apple or other juice to sweeten.
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Name: Arlene
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Jun 14, 2014 7:07 AM CST
Wow, sounds pretty easy. I may give this a try when the grapes come, if the deer don't eat them all! Hilarious!
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Name: Sharon
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Jun 14, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Goodness, Nancy! How beautiful they are in those jars.
I'm coming to your house for breakfast! Smiling

Thank you for this recipe!
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