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Scuppernong or Muscadine Jelly

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  • 4 quarts ripe scuppernong or muscadine grapes
  • 3 cups sugar


Stem and wash grapes; mash and place in a pot with water to cover. Simmer for 20 minutes. Press juice out through a colander, then strain through cheesecloth. Take 4 cups of the grape juice (reserve the rest in the refrigerator or freezer for another batch). Pour measured juice back into the pot and heat to boiling. Boil juice for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the sugar in a pan in a 200° oven. Pour sugar into juice and cook over medium heat until it reaches 220° on a candy thermometer, or about 25 minutes. It should sheet from a cold spoon. You can also test by removing from the heat and putting a dab in the refrigerator to cool.

Skim off foam. If making scuppernong jelly, you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring to make it more colorful. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal (wipe jar mouths with paper towel moistened with boiled water). Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes, check seals.
Makes 4 pints.

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 3 out of 5
Doesn't make the quantity it says it will, Member hurlbutfish

I tried this recipe for the very first time today. I followed the recipe very closely and only came out with a pint of jelly. It tastes very good but not the quantity expected. Maybe there is a missing portion of the recipe??

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