We know, leftover wine isn't usually an issue in our kitchen. However, sometimes you don't have a use for that half empty bottle of Merlot (especially if it wasn't top notch to start with). Well, start looking at the bottle as half full... of wine jelly. Spread this homemade delicacy over cheese or package it into a unique hostess gift.
Wine jelly is made like other types of jelly, by reducing the liquid, sweetening, cooking and adding thickener. America's Test Kitchen perfected the winiest-tasting method, which involves reducing a portion of the wine to give the jelly an extra kick. All in all, it's a great idea! Note, this recipe is for full bottles of red wine, but could be cut down.
Have you ever made wine jelly?
Get the recipe: How to Make Wine Jelly at America's Test Kitchen
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(Images: Shannon Hatch/America's Test Kitchen)