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Grape Conserve

Ingredients
  Concord grapes 5 Pound, stemmed (8 cups)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oranges 2
  Seeded raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Slip skins from washed grapes and reserve skin.

MAKING
2. In a large kettle, put skins and add water; gently simmer for 20 minutes.
3. In a small kettle, place grape pulp and cook until pulp is soft and loosens seeds.
4. Using a sieve, separate pulp and seeds.
5. Add pulp to the skin in the large kettle.
6. Peel oranges and remove all white membranes; cut into thin slices discarding seeds.
7. Cut orange peel into fine slivers.
8. Into the large kettle, stir in orange peel and slices, raisins and sugar; bring to a boil over high heat and cook until jellying point.
9. Stir in nuts and salt; bring mixture to boiling.

FINALISING
10. Into hot sterilized jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top.
11. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
12. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
13. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
14. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
15. Serve Grape Conserve with bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Grape
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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