Grape Leaves-Canning Recipe

Total Time
40mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
25 mins

Hey-if you have access to a grape vine and use grape leaves-why not make your own, or include a jar in your Christmas Basket.

Skip to Next Recipe

Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pick grape leaves that are young, tender, and light green in color.
  2. Cut off stems and wash in cold water.
  3. In a large pot-6 quart or larger-bring water to a boil.
  4. Drop in leaves 12 at a time.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds, remove and plunge in ice cold water.
  6. Pat dry and stack 6 in each pile.
  7. Roll stack and tie with string.
  8. Bring the 1 quart water to a full rolling boil with the salt.
  9. Boil 5 minutes.
  10. Pack rolls of leaves in sterile, hot quart jars.
  11. (about 6 rolls per jar-and I remove the string).
  12. Pour hot brine over leaves, removing bubbles and leaving 1/8 inch head space.
  13. Seal and process in a boiling water bath 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet sea level.
  14. Consult chart for higher elevations.
  15. *It should be noted that this recipe says you can keep the string on-I did not.
  16. **To use open jar, remove rolls needed, rinse leaves in cold water and use.
  17. Store remaining leaves with their brine in the fridge.