Grown in southeastern part of the United States, muscadine grapes are rich sources of polyphenols and other nutrients studied for their potential health benefits. The Duplin Winery in Rose Hill, North Carolina is well known for their various muscadine wines which are typically sweet. Vintners traditionally add sugar during the winemaking process. The wine is often considered a dessert wine although some drier varieties exist. The term “scuppernong” refers to a large bronze type of muscadine originally grown in North Carolina; it is also used in making wine, principally dry red table wine. Duplin also carries a wide variety of jams and jellies using these muscadine grapes as well as other items in their edible gift shop. I have used two of their jellies in this recipe and, boy, did it come out amazingly well!

It’s harvest time at the Duplin Winery and you can have their jams, jellies and wines shipped directly to you!

This is the perfect appetizer for any gathering or tailgating, these meatballs are sweet, spicy and delicious!

2 lb. of cooked meatballs, turkey can be substituted for the beef


1 (12 oz) jar chili sauce
1 (14 oz) can cranberry jelly
1 (12 oz) jar Duplin Muscadine Red Pepper and Onion Relish
1/4 c. Duplin Muscadine Pepper Jelly
1 tbsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Throw everything in a crock-pot and let cook until hot. We let ours sit on low all day!