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Scuppernong Juice

Scuppernong Jelly Wine Jelly
Scuppernong Grape Butter Scuppernong Grape Ice Scuppernong Ice Cream
Grape Hull Pie Muscadine "Dump Cake" Grape Juice Sherbet Floats
Mulled Muscadine Cider Cheddar, Crab & Wine Fondue Sweet & Sour Glaze


Scuppernong Juice     top of page

Crush thoroughly 3 pounds (about 9 cups or 4 pints) fully ripe scuppernongs.
Add 1 cups water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Strain through jelly bag or cheese cloth.
Refrigerate and serve, or use in recipes that follow.



Scuppernong Jelly    top of page
Measure 7 cups sugar and set aside.
Put 4 cups scuppernong juice and 2 tsp. lemon juice in large saucepan.
Mix in 1 box Sure-Jell. Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Add sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Skim off foam with metal spoon.
Pour at once into prepared jars. Yield: 8 half pints.



Wine Jelly    top of page
3 cups sugar
2 cups dry red North Carolina wine
1 (3-ounce) package liquid pectin
Combine sugar and wine in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
Cook over medium heat; stir until sugar dissolves (do not boil).
Remove from heat, stir in pectin.
Skim off foam with metal spoon.
Quickly pour hot jelly into sterilized jars, cover and process. Yield: 4 half pints.



Scuppernong Grape Butter     top of page
5 pounds scuppernong grapes
5 cups sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ground mace
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Wash grapes; drain and remove stems. Plunge grapes into rapidly boiling water to cover; boil 2 minutes. Drain well.
Slip off grape skins and grind or chop skins finely, reserving pulp; set aside.
Place pulp in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until seeds begin to separate from pulp. Press pulp through a sieve to remove seeds; discard seeds.
Return pulp to saucepan; add reserved skins and remaining ingredients.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 30 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Quickly ladle butter into hot sterilized jars, leaving -inch headspace.
Cover at once with metal lids and screw bands tight. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Yield: 8 half pints.



Scuppernong Grape Ice     top of page
2/3 cup sugar
1 cups water
1 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup fresh scuppernong grape juice or sparkling scuppernong grape juice
Combine sugar and water in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Boil 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Cool.
Pour juice mixture into a flat tray or pan.
Freeze until mixture reaches consistency of a sherbet, stirring occasionally during freezing.
Scoop into sherbet dishes, and serve. Yield: about 1 quart.



Scuppernong Ice Cream     top of page

3 cups sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 quart light cream
2 cups chilled scuppernong juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
Combine sugar, whipping cream and light cream in a large mixing bowl
beat on medium speed of electric mixer 1 minute or until sugar dissolves.
Add juices and beat well.
Pour mixture into 1-gallon size freezer can.
Freeze according to manufacturer's directions.



Grape Hull Pie    top of page

5 cups muscadine grapes, rinsed
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. Grated orange rind
pastry for 2-crust pie
2 tbs. margarine
Separate pulp from skins.Set skins aside.
Boil pulp until seeds loosen, then press through a sieve to separate pulp from seeds.
Cook pulp with skins until tender.
add sugar, flour, lemon juice, and orange rind. Mix well.
Put in pastry-lined 9-inch pie plate. Top with margarine.
Add top pastry. Seal edges and slit top.
Bake at 400 degrees about 40 minutes.



Muscadine "Dump Cake"     top of page

1 cup prepared grapes
1/2 stick butter
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
To prepare grapes, remove pulp; cook pulp until seeds loosen, then press through sieve to remove seeds. Add pulp to skins and cook until tender. Add sugar to taste, some grated lemon peel and a sprinkle of apple pie spice.
Melt butter in glass pie plate. Mix flour, sugar and milk in another bowl. Pour flour mixture over butter. Carefully pour prepared grapes over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Do not open oven until baking time is up. Cake should be brown on top. Yield: 8 servings.



Grape Juice Sherbet Floats     top of page

1 quart pineapple or lime sherbet
2 cups fresh strawberries or seasonal fruit
fresh or sparkling scuppernong grape juice
Spoon sherbet equally into 4 stemmed glasses.
Top each with 1/2 cup sliced fruit.
Just before serving, pour several tablespoons grape juice over the top. Yield: 4 servings.



Mulled Muscadine Cider    top of page

1 quart muscadine grape juice
Dash of ground allspice
2 (4-inch) sticks cinnamon
1 lemon, sliced
1 orange, sliced
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.
Serve warm. Yield: 8 half-cup servings.



Cheddar, Crab & Wine Fondue    top of page

6 oz. crabmeat, fresh, frozen or canned
20 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbs. flour, all purpose
3/4 cup Scuppernong, Riesling, or other sweet white wine
1/8 tsp. caraway seeds
Drain crabmeat well and flake.
Toss together cheese and flour.
In a saucepan, heat wine until bubbles rise.
Over low heat, add cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until cheese is melted.
Add caraway seeds and crabmeat. Transfer to a fondue pot.
Serve with French bread cubes or vegetables for dipping. Yield: 2 1/2 cups.



Sweet & Sour Glaze    top of page

2 cups muscadine jelly
2 tbs. prepared mustard
2 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in saucepan.
Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to desired consistency.
Use as a glaze to baste ham, chicken, fish or vegetables, or serve as a sauce