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Grape Raspberry Jam

Posted: September 2nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Kitchen Corner | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Liv is peeling some grapes

grape peeling

Allison has started a jam making project.  Our grape vine went crazy this year and produced a couple gallons of grapes.  In addition to that, Allison has been working on a farm which gave her a big basket of raspberries.

Allison says that you have to peel each grape before putting it into the pot, so people were peeling grapes in the kitchen all day yesterday.  That was basically the main thing that was happening in the kitchen:  grape peeling.  The raspberries did not have to be peeled, as they do not really have a tough outer surface like grapes do.  Apparently the idea is that you take the grape peels and put them through the food processor and then you add them back in with the peeled grapes.  Nobody could provide a good answer for why you couldn’t just put the whole un-peeled grapes in the food processor.

There were a lot of grapes to be peeled.

There were a lot of grapes to be peeled.

3 Comments on “Grape Raspberry Jam”

  1. 1 fastman said at 10:49 am on September 2nd, 2009:

    The reason you peel the grapes first is For Best Results.

    After peeling the grapes, the grape skins go in the food processor. If you did not peel them, you would have to put the whole grape into the food processor, destroying the inner fruit.

    The nice thick jam creating reactions that you want happen when the non-pureed inner fruit is heated with sugar, but you also need the peels to not be whole, in order to avoid having whole grape peels in your end product.

    Just heating unpeeled grapes would give you a bunch of heated grapes, but the inner fruits would not all mingle and moosh together since their skins would mostly keep them separate.

    anyway this is what I think is why you do that

  2. 2 fastman said at 5:13 pm on September 3rd, 2009:

    Today my poo smelled like that jam. I ate a lot of that jam.

  3. 3 adam said at 11:33 pm on September 3rd, 2009:

    allison’s shit does not stink

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