I’m super excited to be partnering with Fruits from Chile to bring you this easy grape jam recipe. I used fresh Chilean black grapes to make this simple no pectin jam. You can make it with red grapes as well. They’re both delicious!
It’s difficult to find grape jam in stores. I’m not sure why, but you can make your own small batch of grape jam in just 20 minutes. It’s so good with butter on toast. It would also be amazing with almond butter.
It’s also incredible with brie. Just bake the brie in the oven on a piece of parchment paper at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes and then add the grape jam to the top. This rustic grape jam would also be a great addition to any cheese or charcuterie board.
You can also use this grape jam in a simple puff pastry dessert or appetizer. Just bake some puff pastry as per the package instructions ahead of time. When you’re ready to serve dessert, top the pastry with the delicious grape jam. You can also put together a simple appetizer by topping the puff pastry with both brie and grape jam. If you want to serve the brie jam bites warm, just pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for a couple of minutes, or until the cheese just starts to melt.
If you try any of these easy recipe ideas, please let me know how you like them.
Rustic grape jam
- 2 cups black grapes, halved
- 1/3 cup sugar
- the juice of half a lemon
Put the grapes, sugar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan.
Simmer on medium/low heat, stirring continuously. You will notice that the grapes will release a lot of liquid. Muddle the grapes as you stir.
After about 10 minutes, reduce the heat to low.
After about 15 minutes, you'll notice that the liquid has reduced by more than half and the jam is still a bit runny. Take the pan off the heat.
Allow the jam to cool for about 5 minutes. It will firm up a little as it cools. Pour the jam into a small jar and refrigerate it until you're ready to serve it.
- If you want to achieve a smoother jam consistency, pour the jam into the food processor after it has cooled for about 5 minutes and blend for a minute. You can also just blend half of the jam in the food processor so that the jam still has some texture. If the jam is too loose after blending, simmer on low heat for a couple of minutes.
- You can add a couple more tablespoons of sugar if you prefer a sweeter jam.
- This recipe makes about 2/3 cup of jam. Consider doubling the recipe if you need more.