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Concord Grape Jam

Makes approximately 4 pints
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Water bath canner or a stock pot

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups concord grapes (fresh or frozen) About 4lbs
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tbsp pectin or 1 box
  • 7 cups sugar

Instructions
 

  • Using a stock pot or water bath canner, bring water to a boil and then simmer. Wash your jars and rings well, then place into simmering water until its time to fill them. Drain well before filling.
  • If grapes are fresh, slip skins from grapes, by finely chopping or grinding the skins. If grapes are frozen, place into a food processor until processed well.
  • Mix the grape pulp and 1 cup of water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Ladle mixture through a sieve to remove seeds. Add mixture back to pot and stir in pectin.
  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that you cant stir down) on high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in sugar. Return to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, constantly stirring. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with a spoon.
  • Ladle immediately into prepared jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  • Wipe jar rims and threads
  • Place lid and rings on jars. Place jars into stockpot of boiling water that has a rack on the bottom.
  • Cover pot and keep water at gentle boil. Process for 10 minutes.
  • Remove jars and place upright on a towel to completely cool. After jars cool, check seals. Wash jars and place in a cool, dark, dry pantry or dive in right away and enjoy your jam.
Keyword concord, grapes, jam
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