So if you are like me and got a lot of booze for Christmas…yay for us!! Also, does that mean people think we are drunkards or just that we looked like we needed a drink? This is my first year getting alcohol (although I was TOTALLY legal last year lol!), but I didn’t mind it one bit. But I didn’t get the wine I got for Christmas for this wine jelly. I bought it. And then I had to have the hubby buy another bottle because my friend (hi Judy!) and I drank the first one instead of cooking with it. Ooops.
But anyway, this recipe makes a very pretty, clear jelly that would be really good over cream cheese, served with crackers at a party. They also said it would be good on toast….I prefer not to get drunk at breakfast, so that’s up to you ;-). Just kidding. I’m pretty sure a lot of the alcohol cooks out, and you are left with a sweet jelly with a wine back flavor.
Personally I would use a wine that you would want to drink, and I prefer sweet wines, but the comments on the recipe here say that you add enough sugar it won’t really matter if you use a ‘bitey’ wine ( I know that’s not the correct word, but that’s what I call wine that has a lot of tannin, is bitter, and in my opinion just kind of yucky.) But when you can get good wine for $4- $8, why get yucky wine?? lol I used white, but you could use a nice red, too, or any other kind! I used this wine:
and this recipe.
I’ll let you visit that site to get the step by step**.
And I got these pretty jars of jelly! I got 6 half pint jars full and had some leftover that I kept in my fridge.
I think these would make a really nice gift for someone! It’s something different, but not crazy, and it’s delicious! Thanks for reading!!
**You won’t see me post someone else’s recipe very often. They have taken the time to take the pictures and write it out for us to use, so I think it’s only fair that we take the time to visit their site. Thanks!!