Homemade Grape Juice
I bought a 20# case of Concord Grapes today from the Farmer's Market. I'm wanting to make my mom's grape juice:
1 cup of grapes
1cup to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of the grapes)
placed in a 1/2 gallon canning jar
filled with spring water
topped with a hot canning lid and ring
boiled for 20 minutes
Let sit for 2 months before drinking
Strain Grapes out of Juice before serving.
This recipe seems too simple to be true. I remember my mom's Grape Juice as being out of this world but, out of curiousity, does anyone have any other recipes?
This is interesting... I always assumed grape juice was something like grapes put through a juicer.
Is it common to add water and sugar? And to boil?
I have played with adding a few grapes to fruit going through a juicer, but never tried grapes alone. (and unfortuntely, these days fruit is so expensive that I only use the juicer for things like apple cores and peel to extract juice for apple cobbler...and other more economical uses like getting fresh tomato juice when I have bought too many on sale tomatoes to use at once)
This is an old thread but I'm faced with a vine full of Concord grapes and I'm trying to make grape juice. Did your mother's recipe work? I followed a recipe that called for mashing and simmering the grapes then straining them through cheese cloth. You have to leave the juice to strain over night but I don't have a strainer big enough so I'm stalled at that point.
It's the volume going in that's the problem, not coming out. I need a straining device that can handle about a litre of liquid. It drains VERY slowly. There is a jelly strainer for just this purpose but I hate buying single purpose gadgets. But I guess I'll be in this situation every grape season!