(Closed) Darn CSA — What to do with muscadine grapes??

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

I second the wine idea

Post # 5
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

P.S. You’re supposed to peel the skins off before eating them.  I know it seems wasteful but the skins are awful.  Use them for compost.

Post # 7
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

According to the guys on Duck Dynasty, muscadine jelly is the food of the God’s, or some such nonsense 😉

Canning is SUPER easy, I canned apple butter last year with no experience and very little assistance and I was really afraid I’d screw it up, but it worked fine. You can find a lot of canning supplies at thrift stores, or just be like me and buy the basic kit with the lift basket. You pretty much just submerge your jars in a boiling pot of water for a few mins then take them out and wait for the lids to go POP POP POP!

Post # 9
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

There are some things in life that are just meant for Jelly vs Jam…

Crab Apples and Grapes are two of these.

Making Jam / Canning isn’t difficult, but it does require some research & patience so you do it properly (otherwise there is a danger involved with things spoiling)

And truthfully, NOTHING store bought ever tastes as good as homemade, more so when you did it yourself

Such a pride of accomplishment !!


Post # 10
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bluegreenjean:  I just made a muscadine BBQ sauce.  I cooked the grapes in some red wine vinegar and added brown sugar, mustard and onion and garlic powder.  It came out really yummy.

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