Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Muscadine Juice

In this area, we grow a type of grape called muscadine that grows well in our hot, humid climate. Because of the frequent rain, this year we had a high yield of muscadines and were picking these sweet spheres almost daily. (I have also heard them called Pearls of the South because of their shape and almost translucent appearance.)
Our crazy summer meant that we had little time to use the muscadines so in the meantime we extracted the juice from the grapes to store for later use. Following the instructions on How to Make Homemade Grape Juice, we extracted the juice from both the purple and golden colored muscadines. While the author of the article only filters the juice once, I like to filter the juice twice to give it more clarity.
The Mister's aunt gave us a cone strainer several years ago and we use it every time we juice fruits. We were able to collect about 9 cups of purple juice and 15 cups of golden colored juice.  For now, the juice is waiting in the freezer to become jelly or wine. 

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