Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Muscadine & Scuppernongs
After work today, I grabbed a bucket and filled it with muscadines and scuppernongs off of the vines that are growing all in my backyard. The scuppernongs were a cultivated variety that was planted many years ago by the previous owner. The muscadines are just wild vines that are growing in the trees and bushes. I am going to try to make a few jars of jelly. I consulted the Internet and found a lot of different recipes. In the end, I did the smart thing and picked up the phone and called Mom. She always puts up some really good muscadine jelly each year. So the juicing is all finished and the juice is setting in the fridge overnight to settle and clarify. I will sweeten it and add the pectin tomorrow and put it into jars in the canner. It is a little work and a tad bit messy, but the end product is so worth it!