Friday, October 4, 2013

Easy Grape Juice

I have seen different ways of making grape juice.  Many of them require a large steamer and hours in the kitchen.  The way I do it requires just a short amount of time and a pressure canner.  This is a recipe friends of ours have used for years.   I believe this way is how the Amish make their juice.

Please make sure you follow all the proper techniques when it comes to canning.  Washing your jars, heating the lids, wiping the rims and so on and so forth. 

Grape Juice (7 pints)

Concord Grapes (washed and picked from the stems) I used about 4 cups of grapes. I put 1/2 cup in each pint.

1/4 cup of sugar (more or less depending on your desired level of sweetness)

8-10 cups of boiling water

Wash and pick through the grapes.  Place into a pint jar in 1/2 cup measurements.   Add the sugar.  Add enough boiling water to cover the grapes.  Leave a 1/2 inch head space in the jars.  Wipe off the rim of the jar.  Add the lids and tighten. 

Place into the pressure canner.  Bring the canner up to pressure.  Process at 5 pounds of pressure for 10 minutes.

I am going to use this same process with Cranberries!  I will probably add more sugar.  But this is the easiest way to make juice that I have seen. 

I am linking up with The Prairie Homestead for the Homestead Barn Hop.


Farmlife Chick said...

Wow! Very cool!:)

Stacie said...

Sounds great!! Except I don't have a pressure canner.
How long before you can try some?

Jen said...

Stacie~ I usually try (I say try) to leave them at least a week. I have to hide them from my family. Haha