Muscadine grapes, also known as scuppernongs, are a grape variety native to the southeastern region of the United States. The grapes can be eaten fresh off the vine, and also make flavorful wines and juices. You do not need a juicer to make muscadine grape juice at home. Cooking the grapes for a short period of time will cause the fruit to release its juices, at which point you can simply remove the solids and enjoy the remaining juice.
Things You'll Need
- Food processor
- Large stock pot
- Juice strainer
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Remove the grapes from the stems and place them in a colander. Pick out any remaining leaves or pieces of stem. Wash the grapes under cold water.
Put the muscadine grapes in a food processor. Run the food processor on low until the grapes are coarsely chopped, then pour them into a large stock pot.
Pour in enough water to completely cover the chopped grapes. Put the pot on the stove. Turn the heat to medium-high. Bring the grapes to a boil, stirring frequently so the fruit does not burn. Reduce the heat so the grapes simmer for 10 minutes.
Place the juice strainer over a large bowl. Pour the grapes into the juice strainer and let it sit until the dripping stops. Squeeze the juice strainer bag to extract all the juice, though this may result in cloudy juice.
Pour the juice into a pitcher and refrigerate immediately.