Eight Ways to Preserve Grapes

Veraison is upon us, which means the grapes are coming into season. Here's eight ways to preserve grapes, from the traditional jelly to chutney, raisins and more. 

Grape Jelly
Grape Jelly
The ultimate taste of childhood, grape jelly captures the essence of the fruit. Stick it to Smucker's and make your own. (While you're at it, make your own peanut butter, too.)
Grape Jam
Grape Jam
Less fussy than jelly, grape jam burst with the juicy flavor of grapes, especially if you have access to wild fruit.
Making Raisins
Making Raisins
Jams and jellies are not the only way to save grapes. Dry them to make your own raisins. They'll be suppler and more flavorful than store bought, guaranteed.
Pickled Grapes
Pickled Grapes
Tangy, sweet and tongue-tingling, pickled grapes are a revelation. They're delicious in salads, or just straight out of the jar.
Grape Juice
Treat your tomatoes like the fruit they are. Tomato jam is sweet, savory, tangy and Grape juice is very versatile. Make a zingy shrub, ferment it into fizzy soda, sweeten it into a luscious syrup or just can it straight up!
How to Make Verjus
How to Make Verjus
This is what you do when life gives you unripe grapes. Made with wild or domestic grapes, verjus (verjuice) is just the strained juice of unripe grapes. You use it like a mild vinegar. Best part? Verjus plays well with wine, where vinegar does not. Hank Shaw shows you how.
Preserved Grape Leaves
Preserved Grape Leaves
There's more to grape vines than the fruit. My Pantry Shelf shows you how to pick the right size leaves, and how to put them up so you can make dolmades for months to come. (Also, fresh grape leaves are great for keeping your fermented cukes crisp!)
Grape Chutney
Grape Chutney
Drizzled over roasted vegetables, used as a glaze for roast pork, spread on a grilled cheese sandwich or incorporated in your next cheese plate, this seasonal chutney is sure to impress! (No need to tell anyone just how easy it is to make...) Courtesy of Philly Herbivore.

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