Eat muscadines out of hand and remember the barefoot delights of childhood. Preserve them to enjoy summer's ripe sweetness year-round.

Summer's Essence
Grape juice, jelly, preserves, and desserts are traditional uses for flavorful muscadines.
| Credit: Tina Cornett / Styling: Trinda Gage

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This article is from the September 2005 issue of Southern Living.