Malinda Coletta Recipe

By Malinda Coletta Professorchef

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We make our own wine and had just a bit that we could not age. So I made Zinfan-Jelly and Coq Au Vin...this is the recipe for Zinfan-jelly. The photo was taken a bit too soon - before the jelly had set!


3 1/2 c
any wine
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 pkg
sure jell pectin powder
4 1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine wine, lemon juice, and pectin in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam off top, if necessary.
Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Tighten 2 piece lids. Process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
Serve over, cream cheese, cheddar cheese. Can be spread directly on crackers or toast!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Malinda Coletta Professorchef
Jan 16, 2011
We buy the grapes from a wholesale fruit distrbutor here in RI they are trucked in from CA usually they arrive the last week of Sept to the first week in Oct. We blend Zin and Cab..but in 2009 we had to get another type of grape becasue they had sold out...here is a link to the photos from 2009 picasaweb.google.com/...t=directlink
Cheryl Morgan mamma123
Jan 16, 2011
Sounds like alot of fun! Do you usually do this in the summer months? Do you use one type of grape, or blend? Sounds like a great idea for when the kids visit in the summer! Also, do you use a food distributor to get the best price, or local growers?
Malinda Coletta Professorchef
Jan 16, 2011

We started to make wine using kits now we buy grapes crush, press and ferment. We use no chemicles no yeast NOTHING but the grape juice. This year we bought 1400 pounds of grapes and ended up with 600+ bottles. Now we dont drink all of that we have a group of friends that make it with us!! Its alot of fun!

Cheryl Morgan mamma123
Jan 16, 2011
Love the recipe, now hw do you make your wine? I've been meaning to try for years....