Rating: 4.49 stars
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a short and simple grape jelly recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
3 pints
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sterilize and dry jars for jelly, and set side. I like to use my dishwasher. New lids are recommended for best results.

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  • Combine grape juice and pectin in a large pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and stir one minute at a rolling boil. Stir in sugar for a few minutes to completely dissolve. Remove from heat.

  • Ladle the hot jelly into the jars, leaving 1/2 inch of space at the top. Wipe rims of jars with a clean dry cloth. Cover with a lid and ring to seal. Let stand 24 hours at room temperature, then refrigerate. Jelly may take up to a week to set. Once set, it is ready to serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks, once set. If canning for long term storage, process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, or contact your local extension for processing times in your area.

Note

If canning for long term storage, process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, or contact your local extension for processing times in your area. Processing times may vary based on sugar content and altitude.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 24.2g; sodium 0.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
This recipe is so easy to make, great for a beginner. Although at the time of my making it, the recipe did not state when to add the water. I just disolved the pectin in it before adding it to the grape juice. I also did the plate in the freezer trick to ensure it was ready. Place a plate in the freezer during cooking, when sugar is disolved take the plate out and drop a half teaspoon of the jelly onto the plate. Wait one minute and push it with your fingernail. If it wrinkles, it's ready to jar! Great recipe! Read More
(172)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2017
I am getting ready to make this. As I have never made jelly before can someone tell me how much this makes. I want to have enough jars ready. Please and thank you Read More
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
This recipe is so easy to make, great for a beginner. Although at the time of my making it, the recipe did not state when to add the water. I just disolved the pectin in it before adding it to the grape juice. I also did the plate in the freezer trick to ensure it was ready. Place a plate in the freezer during cooking, when sugar is disolved take the plate out and drop a half teaspoon of the jelly onto the plate. Wait one minute and push it with your fingernail. If it wrinkles, it's ready to jar! Great recipe! Read More
(172)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
Great with grape juice; but when using fresh grapes the large purple ones are perfect; must be boiled and strained and then the sugar and surejel adjusted to quantity of juice yielded; then this recipe works great for fresh also! Thumbs up. Read More
(134)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
I've been using this recipe since I took Home Ec in high school (sometime during the last century!)and it's a winner. I even turned my grandmother on to it. Read More
(66)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2011
This is the recipe off the sure jell package. The only difference is when the mixture comes to a rolling boil immediately add the sugar and then bring back to rolling boil stirring constantly for 1 minute. Then take of heat and ladel. Also for those questioning when to add the water you don't add any water. Just add the powdered pectin to the grape juice. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
Your kids will love you for this and spoil them for store bought jelly! I used liquid pectin and Trader Joe's organic grape juice with Concord grapes. Recipe on the Certo website. I think that if you are a beginner canner this site is your best bet to do exactly what you do to be safe and make a great product. I have read that liquid pectin produces a fresher fruit taste. In any case homemade grape jelly is the best!!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Very good and very tasty. Made recipe as is and was able to get 7 jelly jars. Processed for 10 minutes in water bath. Read More
(27)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
this was very simple and easy to make. i made it for christmas gifts i got the tall wine glasses instead of putting the jelly in the jars i put pretty wine charms on them and gave them to my family for christmas they thought it was real.my family has since asked if i was going to make it again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
Turned out good. Very easy and tasty. Watch out welches Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
Super easy but I made this with hawiian punch my kids loved it. Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2017
I am getting ready to make this. As I have never made jelly before can someone tell me how much this makes. I want to have enough jars ready. Please and thank you Read More