Passover is a holiday about many things: rebirth, escaping the oppressor, welcoming the stranger. And also wine. It’s a lot about wine.
If observing the holiday as prescribed, one consumes four glasses of wine during the seder meal. Of course, at a big communal table, with all that wine flowing (not to mention all the sparkling juice for those not imbibing), it can be hard to track the bottles being passed around; someone might open a fresh merlot, not realizing that there’s a half-consumed bottle of the stuff 10 folks down. Inevitably some some cabernet, some chardonnay or my personal Passover favorite, the soda-sweet Bartenura moscato, will be left partially consumed. It’s great when guests to take orphaned bottles home, but if you find you’re drowning in half empties, don’t worry. I have something for that.
So! Here is Passed Over Wine Jam. Produced shortly after Passover 2019 began in my mother-in-law’s kitchen. And finished in my mother’s kitchen, when I realized that I needed to let it boil for still longer. Thanks to the mothers!
This stovetop jam doesn’t just use up any (any!) combination of wine and sparkling juice—it’s also a great landing pot for any fruit plates that might not have been finished during dessert (always a risk when they’re competing with Passover’s finest flourless chocolate cakes).Print