This year our most recently planted grape vine overwhelmed us with lovely fruit. Sorry, I can't tell you what kind of grape it is because it was given to me a couple of years ago. The grapes were planted for their appearance as they climb over a little arbor on the side of the garden shed.
We never even thought they'd taste good--but they do. They're really sweet and tasty.
I picked three big boxes of them to give away and there were still some left over. In the end I decided to make grape jelly with the leftovers. I did this last year with grapes from my other vine so I knew what to do. It's really not that hard.
Pick the grapes, wash the grapes, put them in a pan and mash them, then place in the jelly bag to drain their juice overnight.
The next morning, boil the juice up with pectin and sugar, put in the sterilized jars--and you're done!
Here's what the finished product looks like. Isn't that a lovely color? And I have to say that this jelly is absolutely delectable. Don't you wish you were on my Christmas list?