Last year my youngest daughter fell in love with grape jelly, specifically my mother's homemade grape jelly made from Virginia Concord grapes grown on her friend's backyard vines. And this was fine with me because my mother Linda sends us several jars of the stuff each year. But as my daughter has grown, so has her appetite for grape jelly, and I knew that I would eventually need to learn how to make my daughter's favorite toast topping.
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I was not excited about this prospect for a number of reasons.
Although I make a wide variety of jams and fruit butters, I've never embraced the art of jelly-making. The idea of straining the large quantities of dark purple juice required for making grape jelly always seemed too messy and time-consuming.
And making grape jelly usually requires the addition of pectin. I've been fairly opposed to the idea of cooking withRead More »from Make Your Own Grape Jelly (The Easy Way!)