Today's project is making some grape jam ! Grape jam is the best homemade but anything home made is better, but this jam is time consuming you have to sit there and peel the grape skins off but nothing is wasted u still need to use the skins for the jam ! I promise you will love this recipe !
7lbs of concord grapes = 6cups ( Makes 5 Med. Canning Jars)
6cups of sugar
Juice of one lemon
1 pkg of Pectin (gelling agent)
Wash all your grapes first, who knows what kind of bugs are hiding in their!!!
In a large pot squeeze the grape pulp in the cooking pot and in a large bowl add the skins.
Then pour pulp into a strainer with a large bowl underneth and make sure to push the pulp threw the strainer with a wooden spoon and discard the seeds.
The colour will look very light, but once you add the skins it will be a beautiful dark purple colour.
Now pour the juices back into the pot and cook again over simmering heat and add the skins. I then added the sugar 1 cup at a time, make sure to simmer it down for at least 15 min or longer so most of the water evporates out.
I then add the lemon juice and pectin to the pot, keep simmering for another 5min. Once that is done you can now start the canning process !