Tips and Tricks: Make Your Own Raisins

I have this fantastic grape vine good for juicing and wine making. The leaves are wonderful for making Greek Dolmas.

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This year I’m going to try to make my own raisins once they are ready to be harvested! As you can see it will be awhile. I have done this with farmers market grapes.

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Pluck the grapes off the clusters and place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in a 200 degree oven until the grapes are shriveled and dried, about 2 hours – depending on the size and juiciness of the grapes. Turn off the oven and let the pan sit overnight to further dry out the grapes. That’s it! Easy. And so much fun!

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