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Garden Green
11-07-2008, 08:39 PM
Grape Butter

1 gallon grapes
1/4 cup water
honey, up to 3/4 cup


In a large stainless or enamel pot add grapes and water. Heat to medium high and mash grapes. Continue to cook as mixture thickens, about 30 minutes. Stir frequently.

Put grapes and juice through a food mill to remove seeds. Return pulp to pot and cook over medium low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring frequently.

You may need more cooking time depending on the amount of juice your grapes hold. When product is quite thick place a drop of grape butter on a frozen plate. If you get a ring of fluid around grape butter drop you need to continue to cook.

Repeat test until no liquid ring appears. At this point taste and add honey if you wish. When done, ladle butter into clean, hot sterile jars leaving 1/2 inch head space and seal.

Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.

11-08-2008, 10:00 AM
I am doing that next year for sure! What a great idea!