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    Wild grapes = jelly

    I went and picked wild grapes today. About 20 pounds worth. I will wash and clean them later, cook them up and use the juice to make jelly. The deep purple I get is awesome, and the jelly is the best. I give the jelly as gifts throughout the year.
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    I tried making jelly a couple of years ago and it didn't thicken. What do you use to make sure it thickens? I am on the process right now of canning green beans. The pressure regulator has been rocking about 10 minutes and I have about 15 minutes left.

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    I use Sure Jell powder kind.

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    I love home canned jellies. I cooked and juiced black cherry's last week for jelly. I usually make my jelly early fall or last summer. When it cools down.

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    you are lucky, we have wild grapes around here but they have NO flavor. I do love making jelly with blackberries or apples/crabapples.

    Here is a tip, I keep a ziploc bag in my freezer all year, when I cut up apples for something, I throw the cores in the bag. When I make blackberry jelly, I put the apple cores in and cook it all together. Adds pectin and makes the jelly jell. I don't like to spend any more money than I have to.

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    grapes don't need surjel. they have plenty of natural pectin to jell without it.

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    We used to do this too. I love to make homemade grape jelly. My mother would also just can the juice in quart jars whe I was a kid. She would open a jar and pour the juice into a pitcher, add some water and sugar, and we would have the best grape juice in the world. Much better than Kool-Aid.

    Where did you get your grapes? I've been wanting to make grape jelly again, but I can't find anyone in my area who has wild grapes. The heat and drought of the last couple of summers have prevented the grapes from making. But when I find some, I will definitely make my jelly!
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    didn't you die any fabric with that wonderful deep purple.?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama View Post
    We used to do this too. I love to make homemade grape jelly. My mother would also just can the juice in quart jars whe I was a kid. She would open a jar and pour the juice into a pitcher, add some water and sugar, and we would have the best grape juice in the world. Much better than Kool-Aid.

    Where did you get your grapes? I've been wanting to make grape jelly again, but I can't find anyone in my area who has wild grapes. The heat and drought of the last couple of summers have prevented the grapes from making. But when I find some, I will definitely make my jelly!
    I'm close to Dallas. We have lots of wild grapes here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I'm close to Dallas. We have lots of wild grapes here
    Well, my DD & DSIL live south of Waxahachie. I may just have to send them over to your area to see if they can find some. Thanks.
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