Did anyone of you harvest in the vineyards? Grape gathering? When the berries hang on the vines full and ripe? As a child I loved going into the vineyards of my grandfather with the whole family. Of course I did’t love the harvest itself. Snacking some grapes, driving with my grandfathers tractor and the lunch was one of the years highlights. My uncle who keeps the tradition up still has a huge amount of chasselas which are really typical for the region around Freiburg in Germany. The sweet berries are the base for the great and often rewarded whitewine but also for juice and some other sweets that are made of the tasty fruits. So I was really happy, that my parents brought some fresh grapes and a little bit of home with them when they visited me a few days ago. And what do you think would be the best partner to process the grapes with? I instantly thought of walnuts. They are a symbol for autumn as well, crunchy and super unique in taste. Because of that today I will show you Fruity Autmn Grape Jam with Walnut and Pear, not just because it’s made of grapes but also because it would be perfect for lunch in the vineyards many many years ago.
- 1000g Grapes
- 1 Pear
- 10 Walnuts
- 300g Jam Sugar (3:1)
- Give the grapes into a pot and simmer as long as all thew juice comes out of the berries. Always stir and push the berries to fasten up the process.
- Give it into a sieve to get rid of all the seeds and skins
- Mix the Juice with the sliced pear and cook it up with the jam sugar.
- Give in the Walnuts and fill it into hot washed preserving jairs.