My sister and I made this last fall. It is really good. You can use between 1 and 2 cups of grapes per jar, and it didn't make much difference. We added sugar to hers (really yummy), none to mine, still good but not sweet. When I open a jar I add stevia to taste...really yummy;) less calories. This is the recipe my husbands grandma used with plenty of sugar...back when he was happy to eat all things sweet.
This recipe is one given to me by a friend at church and she says it is the BEST grape juice recipe, but that you MUST wait at least 6 months before drinking it for the best flavor. I just made it this week so I've got 120 quarts waiting for me! We did taste the 2 quarts that didn't seal and found that it was a bit too sweet for our taste. I did ask the Ball company about eliminating the sugar and they said that it was safe to do so, so in the future we will either halve the sugar or omit it and just add a sweetener if we want it when we drink it. The flavor in the ones we drank immediately after canning them was good, but weak, so I'm very interested to see how it tastes after waiting! However, the Ball Blue Book said to only use 1 cup grapes, so that is what we used. If I use 2 cups of grapes per quart we'll probably dilute it when we use it after we wait. This recipe is VERY easy to do. My children all helped, from my toddler to my preschoolers. Enjoy!
Easy recipe. I have made them but now the waiting begins. Instead of putting sugar into the jars and filling with water I made a heavier syrup before preparing the jars. To every 5 cups of water I added 3 cups of sugar. <br/>I made several batches where you cook the grapes than strain them twice, add sugar and cook some more. A lot of work but taste very good so I'm hoping these will be just as or tastier than the other ones.
Wow, this is great, so easy to make and because I had loads of grapes its a great way to use them up. Thanks
My aunt gave my mom this recipe back in the 50's. They never put sugar in, and we loved it. When you steam extract grapes for juice, it is plenty sweet without sugar.
This is the perfect recipe!! It's a fast way to get rid of all the extra grapes! And the best part is making it is fun !
Just a question as i've not yet tried the recipe - but am doing so tomorrow as I have lots of concords in the back. Can the sugar be reduced or is it necessary for a safe canning process? Thanks for the recipe. Gretchen
Easy and quick way to make good juice! Slightly sweeter than I prefer, may use a heaping 1/4 cup of sugar next time. Plan on making some jelly with this juice later when there is time. Thanks for sharing!
This is great! I always have leftover grapes to use so this comes in handy! I do like to put in a little more grapes to get more grape flavor from it, but this is such a great, natural recipe for grape juice! I feel good serving it to the kids! Thanks for posting!
I have made grape juice this way for years. The best. when all the young'un were home made it in half gallon jars, quart was not enough for them and their friends. My neice still asks about the juice when she calls.