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Using up 1kg grapes!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 19, 2013 at 5:50 AM

So my MIL brought round a huge bowl of green grapes, from her garden, wonderful and organic. I don't want to gorge myself on all that sugar at once. Anyone got some good ways to store or cook these for use at a later date? All I can find are jam recipes that call for heaps of sugar.

Thanks!

NB: I don't have a juicer.

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on January 23, 2013
at 05:22 AM

Sugar acts as a preservative to keep the jam sled stable.

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on January 19, 2013
at 07:00 AM

Why does jam need added sugar in the form of sugar or juice anyway? I'd think it would be sweet enough?

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on January 19, 2013
at 06:59 AM

Good ideas! I went with making raisins, but I'm sure there will be more coming my way soon.

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on January 19, 2013
at 06:14 AM

Or champagne, rather.

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on January 19, 2013
at 06:14 AM

Make cheap wine

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on January 19, 2013
at 12:18 PM

Throw em in the freezer. Great snacks, plus it's not as easy to get carried away once they're frozen.

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on January 22, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Yes, freeze them! Frozen grapes are the best! I ate SO many of them when I was in labor. :-)

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on January 19, 2013
at 04:16 PM

Simply put them in the oven to make raisins.

Or cut them in half, cook them with water until you get a smooth mash (if you make it correctly you wont need to puree them). If you want to store them really long, you might wanna add something acidic like lemon juice. After cooking you can also add cinnamon to taste and fill them into jars. Don't let the jam cool down until you put the lid on the jar. You can store them up to one year and you could replace the grapes with any other sugary fruit you like (the less aidic the fruit, the more aid you'll have to add.

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on January 19, 2013
at 06:41 AM

Roast grapes with chicken! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chicken-with-Roasted-Grapes-and-Shallots-356329

Also-- raisins?

About the jam though-- 'no added sugar' jams use grape juice instead. If you made, say, a grape jam or jelly with pectin, I don't see why you would need to add sugar.

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on January 19, 2013
at 07:00 AM

Why does jam need added sugar in the form of sugar or juice anyway? I'd think it would be sweet enough?

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on January 23, 2013
at 05:22 AM

Sugar acts as a preservative to keep the jam sled stable.

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