Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Grape Jelly!

Do you remember these grapes from Monday's post?  Well, guess what.  They're now jelly!  This jelly is lighter in color than traditional grape jelly because most of the grapes were green.

Take that you grapey beasts!

Making jelly sure is messy, but I think the time spent making my kitchen sticky was worth it.  I now have 22 jars of grape jelly to give as gifts to friends and family.  I'm thinking about offering a jar as a giveaway the last day of MoFo.  Is that strange?  Would people not really be into a homemade jar of grape jelly?  Tell me!

22 jars of homemade grape jelly!

Tonight I had my first "real" taste (this excludes what was happening as I was cleaning up the stick jelly-cooking pot!) of the grape jelly on a homemade biscuit with some organic Earth Balance.  I base my biscuits off of the recipe found in Vegan Comfort Food, but I use canola oil instead of margarine, and just mix the wet ingredients right into the dry.  Also, I don't actually measure the anything!

Oh man!  This was really good.  I'm thrilled with how the jelly came out and, really, this was the perfect way to enjoy it.  Although, I'm thinking about making grape jelly scones this week too.

UPDATE:  I forgot to link to the recipe I used for the jelly.  Here it is!  Also, I'm replacing that horrible nighttime photo with one taken this morning!


  1. your jelly looks so beautiful!

    I'd definitely enter a giveaway for some.

    YUM biscuit. :)

  2. hello jelly!!
    trade you for some kale chips or something.

  3. Sure thing, Kittee! I'd be happy to trade you for any of your delicious goodies. I also have, um, grape syrup(?) available.

  4. Not strange at all. It sounds and looks delicious :)

  5. It looks great, but tell me, how can purple/blue and green make a reddish jelly?

  6. I don't think it's weird to do a giveaway of homemade jelly. I think it's sweet. It looks so pretty!

  7. Ha. Roxee, the green grapes were essentially clear and the small amount of purple grapes, distributed throughout, made it pink. Think: a few drops of red food coloring into a gallon of water.

    Thanks, Amanda and Dawn!

  8. That looks great! I'd definitely enter a giveaway for it. or trade something. Anyway I can get some in my mouth!

  9. Wow, so much jelly...or jam as we call it here! I really need to try making my own jam next year. I think you should definitely have a competition so people can win some of your jam, that's a great idea!

  10. Thanks for the input Joyfulgirl and vib.

    V.I.B., do you distinguish between jam and jelly? I've made lots of jam before, but this was my first time with jelly. To me, jelly doesn't include the bits of fruit.