Recipe by YummySmellsca
A mix of ready-to-eat and unripe Concord grapes from our backyard vineyard make a perfectly set, tangy jam. It'll stain your fingers and your tongue a delicious grapey purple! When harvesting, make sure you get some of the green (unripe) grapes in your basket: they have more pectin which makes for a better set. Makes 6 250mL (1/2 pint) jars, 2-tbsp servings.
- 5 lbs concord grapes
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (49 g) box no-sugar-needed pectin (I got the best results with Bernardin)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook grapes 20 minutes in ½ cup water until mushy and falling apart.
- Pass through a food mill, discarding skins and seeds.
- Bring pulp to a boil and add sugar and honey.
- Cook at a low boil until thickened, stirring regularly, about 15-20 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and pectin, raise the heat and cook at a hard boil for 3 minutes.
- Ladle into jars and can in a water bath (10 minutes per 1/2 pint or pint jar).