Old-fashioned grape jelly

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3½ cup Concord grapes
½ cup Water
3 cups Sugar

Using about ¼ firm ripe and ¾ fully ripe grapes, sort, wash and remove stems. Place grapes in a large deep saucepan; crush with a potato masher and add water. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Pour fruit into jelly bag over a saucepan or in a cheese-cloth lined colander set in a large saucepan; allow to drain. Avoid squeezing bag. Measure 4 cups juice into a kettle; add sugar and stir well.

Boil until mixture forms sheets from spoon. Remove pan from heat; quickly skim off foam and pour immediately into sterilized jelly glasses. Seal with ⅛ inch melted paraffin. Yeild: 4 cups jelly.



From the book <High Cotton Cookin'>, Marvell Academy Mothers Assn, Marvell, AR 72366, ISBN 0-918544-14-9, downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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