Preserving Grapes: A Recipe for Spiced Grape Butter

 

I have a new love in my life…spiced grape butter! Not only is it extremely simple to make, but it’s loaded with flavor and versatility. These days we’re enjoying this wonderful summer condiment it in our yogurt, smoothies, and sandwiches.

So gather your grapes, a few spices, and a couple canning jars!  

Spiced Grape Butter

Ingredients

-8 cups grapes, cleaned and stemmed
-1 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1 tsp. ground cloves
-1 tsp. ground all-spice

Method

1. In a non-reactive pot, begin heating and mashing grapes for approximately 30 minutes. Stir frequently.

2. When mixture has cooked for 30 minutes, place the the entire contents of the pot in a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Return to heat, add spices, and cook down for approximately two to three hours until mixture is thickened. Note: If you’d like to sweeten the butter, add honey to taste, just before canning. However, I find that the butter is sweet enough without it :)

4. When the grape butter is the thickness to which you prefer, spoon it into hot, scalded jars. Leave ½” head space, and seal. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Yields: two half-pints.

Notes

-I purchase all of my kitchen spices in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs…talk about savings!

-Read more about water bath canning and traditional methods of food preservation in the following books:

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Comments

  1. I wonder if this can be made in a crock pot over night, and put in jars and processed in the morning. What do you think?

    Also, does the jar just need to seal to be safe (like by turning over until they pop when they seal) or does it boiling method need to be used?

    Thanks!

  2. Wow this looks absolutely fantastic. Im totally going to pin this. :) Thanks!

  3. This looks great can not wait for my grapes to ripen. How would you go about getting out the seads?

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe on my WEEKEND PICKS this weekend. I cannot wait to try this recipe! It looks awesome! Have a blessed week ahead! ~Rebecca http://rebeccashearthandhome-proverbs31heart.blogspot.com/2012/06/weekend-picks-61512.html

  5. I made this last night and I love it! Thanks for sharing something so easy and so healthy!

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