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Okanagan Grape Conserve

Ingredients

  • 4 cups BC Grapes
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cup seeded washed raisins
  • 2⅔ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (can omit)

Instructions

  1. Wash grapes, slice oranges thin, remove any seeds.
  2. Add grapes, orange slices and raisins and sugar.
  3. Boil over medium heat until thick.
  4. Add nuts. Put into hot and sterilized jars.
  5. Process in hot water bath 20-25 minutes after water comes to the boil.
  6. Very nice on toast or pancakes, waffles, etc.
Grape Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups British Columbia Grapes
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • dash British Columbia Red Wine

Instructions

  1. Heat grapes in a non-reactive pan (or microwave) until just before boiling.
  2. Let sit for 15 - 20 minutes to extract pigments from skins.
  3. Put through a sieve or cheesecloth to extract juice.
  4. Mix juice with sugar and cornstarch.
  5. Heat until boiling point and simmer until clear and thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and add wine.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy.

Syrup can be refrigerated and rewarmed in microwave.