It’s definitely a fact that the best thing grapes can be turned into is wine. Ok, well maybe it’s an opinion, but I’m sure at least fifty percent of humans would not beg to differ!
The next best thing in the list of world’s best food and beverages is definitely toast. I don’t know how it’s possible for that bold statement to be untrue- let’s just say it’s speculation rather than classing it as bullshit.
Anyway, so how does the toast comment relate to grapes? Well you have toast and then you have jam (world’s favourite toast topping). I have grapes, I have toast, but no jam. And since I have no idea how to produce wine, I sure as hell can concoct some simple jam in order to be able to enjoy my slice of toast, it’s not so hard right?
Turns out, it’s not.
Approximately 20 servings
- 5kg concord grapes
- 250g sugar
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Cover the grapes in just enough water to cover them and bring them to a boil before simmering for 25 minutes.
- Add the sugar and continue to simmer for another 15 minutes until the jam starts to thicken. It will also thicken during the cooling process.
- Place and store in sterilised jars once cooled.
And there you have it, a pectin-free jam made with that hefty bunch of old grapes sitting in your fridge, or your fruit bowl, or wherever else people choose to keep their grapes!