Grape Jelly

Ann McCue


My mom had a bumper crop of grapes on her grape vines this year!!! Theres nothing like grape jelly made with fresh picked grapes!!! YUMMO!!! I found this recipe on line ( a few years ago and it makes a good jelly!

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Makes approx. 9 jelly size jars


5 c
fresh grape juice ( about 3 1/2 lbs of ripe grapes)
(1 3/4 ounce) box sure-jel pectin ( i did not use sugar free)
7 c


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1First make the grape juice using fresh washed grapes
To 3 1/2 pounds of clean grapes add 1 cup water

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2Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 10 minutes. The cooking time is only after it comes to a boil.

3Strain and squeeze out all the juice with a jelly cloth or cheese cloth.

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4In a large pan, put 5 cups of the juice
Add the fruit pectin to the juice
Mix well
On high heat, bring to a full rolling boil, and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar all at once, and bring back to a full rolling boil, again boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly. (I add a tsp of butter at this time to help keep the foam down)

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5Remove from heat, skim off foam and pour into hot jars, add put on hot lids.
process in hot water bath for 5 minutes

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Hashtag: #grapes