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Old 08-15-2011, 11:44 AM
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Default What to do with seeded grapes?

We have one vine that has produced a lot this year. It is a small, green, seeded grape. It's a little tart, but we still like eating them. I'd love some ideas of what to do with the extras. Can I freeze them even though they are seeded? What recipes do you have?
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:38 PM
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I have the same kind and have had no problem freezing them. We use a steam juicer and make grape juice. Then, when I make my kids "kool-aid," I mix the grape juice, agave nectar, and kool-aid packets together for a healthier drink. We also like them cut in half in our chicken salad.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:47 AM
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We have a steam juicer also- our grapes are so sweet that we actually have to add half juice/half water (or sparkling water) to drink it. No sweetener needed!
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:53 AM
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Is there a way to do this without a steam juicer? And could I freeze the juice instead of canning it? Canning still scares the heck out of me!
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:31 AM
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Canning grape juice is so easy if you have a steam juicer. (I'm not sure how you'd do it without one).

I make sure my jars are hot (just out of the dishwasher), and fill the jars right from the steamer, wipe the tops, put the lids on, and the heat of the juice makes the jars seal by themselves as they cool.

Occasionally if one doesn't seal, I might do a hot water bath. Or just put it in the fridge.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:11 PM
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It's not really "dirty"... It's just the name for the method---no juicer required--and not much effort either.

1-wash and remove all stems.
2- boil a lot of water.
3 take 1 cup prepared grapes, 1 cup sugar and put in quart jars
4-add hot water up to the shoulder of jar (about 1 inch head space).
5-add lids and process in a water bath canner.

To enjoy: pour entire jar of juice/grapes through strainer (pressing on grapes to get all the flavor--discard pulp) into a pitcher add 1 quart water or sparkling water. ---best served chilled.



My mom did grape juice this way all the time. It's really yummy and easy


ETA: not sure how you would do this in the freezer... I would imagine you could just freeze the grapes and then smash them later.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:30 PM
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Here's a link to the USU website. It tells how to freeze grapes, how to make juice without a steam juicer, and how to make grape jelly.
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi...Harvest-11.pdf
We have a vine with similar grapes. We don't like to eat them, but they make fantastic jelly.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:57 AM
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It's not really "dirty"... It's just the name for the method---no juicer required--and not much effort either.

1-wash and remove all stems.
2- boil a lot of water.
3 take 1 cup prepared grapes, 1 cup sugar and put in quart jars
4-add hot water up to the shoulder of jar (about 1 inch head space).
5-add lids and process in a water bath canner.

To enjoy: pour entire jar of juice/grapes through strainer (pressing on grapes to get all the flavor--discard pulp) into a pitcher add 1 quart water or sparkling water. ---best served chilled.



My mom did grape juice this way all the time. It's really yummy and easy


ETA: not sure how you would do this in the freezer... I would imagine you could just freeze the grapes and then smash them later.
What are "prepared grapes"... seeds removed, mashed ,etc.???
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:00 PM
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What are "prepared grapes"... seeds removed, mashed ,etc.???
yeah...I guess I should have been more clear. Prepared meaning stems removed. No need to remove seeds. Leave them in. So much easier.
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