Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr

From an old "Mountain" Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an enamel pot put the washed grapes, cook slowly for about 25 minutes.
  2. Put through a colander.
  3. Mix with brown sugar, vinegar and spices.
  4. Boil until thick, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir frequently.
  6. Pour into jars.


Most Helpful

This sounded so unusual I had to try it. It never did thicken up so after 1 hour I added a pouch of liquid pectin to it. Now it is of a consistency of about pancake syrup. This is going to make an excellent glaze for meats. I didn't have any 4 oz jars so I made it into half pints and ended up with 6-1/2 jars. I water bathed them in my canner to seal them up nice. My grapes were already juiced when I found this recipe so I substituted 4 pints of juice and I think it came out about right. Just as a matter of personal preference I added about 1T of dry mustard after tasting it. Although I thought it was perfectly fine without the mustard also.Smells heavenly while cooking.

Treenickel September 27, 2005

Wow, wow, wow! This bizarre recipe would be much better off being called a glaze. (The "Catsup" name threw me a bit.) It's intense, highly spiced and very fragrant. My husband said the house STILL smells like a candle shop. Delicious basted on pork or chicken. Someone PLEASE try this and tell me what you think! I think you'll either love it or hate it. I canned the sauce and it made 13 four-ounce jars. I used a food mill instead of a colander and it worked really well. If you're up for something unusual, go for it!

CanoeGirl September 04, 2002

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a