Friday, October 18, 2013

THE Grape Juice Recipe

I can't tell you about the wonderful grape juice concentrate recipe yesterday
without actually posting it

(Here you go, Jenn! :) )

 (The grape juice concentrate is up there in the left-had corner).

Besides my just being nice, of course, by posting it here for you,
my other reason is that it is a tiny piece of paper that the Amish woman wrote it on,
and if I put it on here, I know where to find it if the paper happens to get misplaced.

Here is it:

Grape Juice Concentrate
10 lb of concord grapes
7 cups of water
3 pints of sugar

Pull grapes from stems and remove bad ones.  Measure out 10 lbs. and put into a large bowl.
Add the water.  Crush the grapes (I used a potato masher).  Then add sugar and press some more (she made sure to tell me that the grapes should be pressed before adding the sugar).

Run through a Sauce master or something to separate the juice from the grapes.  

Heat to a full boil and then fill jars and process as for grape juice recipe.
(Ladle hot juice into jars leaving 1/4" headspace.  Adjust two piece caps.  Process in a boiling water bath canner for 15 minutes: pints and quarts).
(My other recipes in my books say not to boil the grape juice, but I did per the Amish recipe and it tastes great).  

The juice is a concentrate and can be mixed 3 qt. water to 1 qt. juice, although I like mine sweeter and less like a koolaid, so I usually find 2 qt. to 1 is better.  Adjust to your own taste.


  1. Can't wait to try this next year!!! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so impressed with all the canning you do! All those bottles are beautiful to see!



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