BLACK GRAPE AND PORT WINE PRESERVE


Ingredients

4 lb (1.8kg) Black Grapes
1⁄4 Pint (140ml) Water
Juice of 1 Lemon
4 1⁄2 lb (2.1kg) Sugar
3 tbsp (950ml) Port Wine
1 Bottle Certo

black grapes


Method
  • Using only fully ripe grapes, wash the fruit and remove the pips.
  • Place in a pan with the water and simmer until tender (about 15 minutes).
  • Add the lemon juice and sugar.
  • Bring to a full rolling boil and boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and skim, if necessary. Add the Certo and Port Wine.
  • Allow to cool slightly to prevent the fruit from floating.
  • Pot and cover in the usual way.

MAKES 7lb OF JAM