Rosemary Grape Jam

1 year ago – Jalapeño Salt 

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

 I’ve made a many, many fruit jams over the years.  This one is a little bit special.

It is the first ‘grape’ jam I’ve ever made.  Cooked up out of an abundance of fresh grapes we got last week and a few hours of boredom last weekend.  This jam is just delicious.  It has a fancy background taste with the rosemary but is simply perfect with your basic PB & J.

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

Fresh grapes, a little sugar and water.  Simmer for 30 minutes and drop in a few sprigs of rosemary.

It took just 30 minutes on the stove top and another 30 to cool off.  Thinned down with a little maple syrup, it would be a wonderful warm syrup for pancakes or waffles.  The grape skins keep it on the thick side so it works well warmed or chilled.

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

The touch of rosemary gives this jam the slightest accent of herbs.   If you don’t say what’s in it, your guests will most likely not be able to know why the grapes seem a little more adult than a jar of Welch’s

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam
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Recipe type: Condiment
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Purple or Red Seedless Grapes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary or 8 - 9 sprigs of fresh, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, heat water, sugar and sliced grapes over medium heat to a boil. Boil for at least 5 minutes stirring frequently. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook grapes until the liquid begins to look syrup-like and the skins of the grapes are softened and broken down in the liquid. (See the photos above)
  2. Put a metal teaspoon in the freezer for a few minutes. Remove the spoon and then dip it into the grape jam. If the jam coats the spoon after removing it from the pot, the jam is most likely ready. It will thicken significantly after cooling so don't over cook your jam.
  3. Remove the jam from heat to cool for 5 minutes in the pot. Pour the jam into warmed glass jar. Mine made just under a pint of jam. Allow the jam to cool in the jar before covering with a lid and storing in the fridge.

Makes a wonderful gift.  Don’t worry that the rosemary will be too pronounced.  It is very subtle but a nice addition.

Rosemary Concord Grape Jam - from Canned-Time.com

Have a safe weekend folks.  Kinda crazy here in D.C. these days!

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12 thoughts on “Rosemary Grape Jam

  1. narf77

    Now not sure if I can attempt to make this jam before I know exactly how many carbs are in it… ;). DELISH! I don’t know if Concorde grapes are available here in Aus. but I have managed to strike cuttings from my grape vine I had to leave behind in town and they are about to be planted out. I know that Concorde is obviously a red grape, mine is white but muscatel grapes have the most amazing floral perfume so I hold out hope that although my jam will be green, it should taste like pure flowery heaven…oh “Don’t forget to list the carbs…” 😉 (Fran ducks)

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      The green grapes we have here a more sour so I don’t think it would taste the same but most likely still delicious ;0
      I counted carbs for 20 years and stayed overweight so I didn’t understand that lady’s complaint and besides…its just Pinterest, not a medical journal, ya know?

      1. narf77

        Yeah…you have to actually feel sorry for someone whose life is so preoccupied with starving the last few carbs, calories, ounces of protein from their body. We have both been there and counted everything that a person can put into their body and when you come out the other side you realise that in our past we ate bugs…we chewed clay, we scarfed anything that would keep us alive and we prospered (not “us” personally mind you but our humanic ancestors 😉 ) and this “precious” preoccupation that we have with thinking that we are reinventing the wheel when the Chinese, Indian and “other” cultures have been whooping it up with our latest greatest “SUPERFOODS” is laughable at the most and pitiable at the least. These people are selling out to the highest possible denominator and are just to be felt sorry for. They think they are being exclusive, but they aint! We are all in this together and trying to haul your sorry ass out of the slime of humanity by slapping a few tat’s on it and calling it “holistic” aint gonna do much for ones individuality if you get my drift ;). Have a gorgeous Sunday and slap some carbs into yourself. I plan on eating predominately carbs today and funny how I just lost the best part of 37kg (81lb) in just over a year by practically living on carbs isn’t it? 😉

        1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

          Perfectly put as usual. I’m more afraid of not having any carbs available in the current political climate. Plus I just don’t like being snooty about food with other people. I believe the heart of veganism is kindness and we can’t spend our energy making others feel inferior or inadequate for their diet and then promote animal rights. It’s usually always in our presentations that we fall short with each other more so than our hearts. And the anonymity of the internet just fuels this fire.
          Happy Sabbath to you Girl! Give the dogs a ♥ for me, will ya?

          1. narf77

            When the dogs eventually haul ass out of bed with Steve I will be sure to give them a snoodle for you. I find that the “vegans” that are so elitist seem to be shedding away and becoming paleo at an alarming rate of knots…seems to go with being a hipster ;). It all comes from a need to be “special” and “different” which they aint! As my old grandmother used to say “we ALL have to go to the toilet Frances, even the queen. It might be a royal golden toilet but it’s still a toilet!”…well said gran ;).

            1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

              Sounds like she was a fun Gal. Sorry I couldn’t have met, and eaten with her.
              I think I read that Elizabeth has a fur cover for the bowl so as not to chill her cheeks too…now that’s animal cruelty to the max 🙂

              1. narf77

                I doubt it. Ms Liz might be the richest woman in the world but she is also one of the tightest…my bet is she has one of her “chamber” (pun FULLY intended) maids sit on the loo for a full 15 minutes before she parks her elderly derrière on it’s hallowed space. They are already being paid for (by the U.K. and other commonwealth taxpayers)…may as well put her to good use! 😉

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