Concord Grape Jam

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Concords are the grapes most strongly associated with childhood treats - grape flavored ice pops, lollipops and Welch’s grape juice – they all have a distinctly Concord flavor. The skins will easily slip off the grapes (which is why they’re often called slip-skin grapes) so you can return them to the jam later for flavor. This is one jam that will feel right at home nestled in a classic PB&J sandwich.
(Adapted from The Joy of Jams, Jellies and Other Sweet Preserves. Image from Jörg Beuge |
2 pounds Concord or other slip-skin grapes
2-1/2 cups sugar

Source: 10 Jams, Jellies and Preserves to Make at Home - Craftfoxes

Step 1

In a heavy-bottomed, non-reactive pan, mash the grapes, a handful at a time. Pick out the skins, and put them in a small bowl. Place the pan over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Press the pulp through a sieve to remove seeds. Combine the pulp with the skins. Measure the volume of the mixture – you should have about 3 cups. Return the pulp to the pan and add the sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Raise to medium-high heat, and boil, stirring often, until it turns a glossy dark purple and thickly coats a spoon.

Step 3

Remove from the heat. Ladle the jam into pint or half-pint jars and seal with lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in boiling water.

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