Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Very simple method to make your own grape juice if you have too many grapes or if you would like to try making your own fresh tasting grape juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In sterilized jar place 2 cups grapes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. Fill to top with boiling water.
  4. Seal jars at once with 2 piece lids. Process in water-bath canner for 10 minutes. Remove from canner and keep out of drafts(cover with a towel). Next day remove metal lid-bands, and label with date and contents.
  5. Let juice stand 3 to 4 weeks before using.
  6. Strain juice from grapes and use juice.


Most Helpful

My sister and I made this last fall. It is really good. You can use between 1 and 2 cups of grapes per jar, and it didn't make much difference. We added sugar to hers (really yummy), none to mine, still good but not sweet. When I open a jar I add stevia to taste...really yummy;) less calories. This is the recipe my husbands grandma used with plenty of sugar...back when he was happy to eat all things sweet.

farmchick #2 April 22, 2010

This recipe is one given to me by a friend at church and she says it is the BEST grape juice recipe, but that you MUST wait at least 6 months before drinking it for the best flavor. I just made it this week so I've got 120 quarts waiting for me! We did taste the 2 quarts that didn't seal and found that it was a bit too sweet for our taste. I did ask the Ball company about eliminating the sugar and they said that it was safe to do so, so in the future we will either halve the sugar or omit it and just add a sweetener if we want it when we drink it. The flavor in the ones we drank immediately after canning them was good, but weak, so I'm very interested to see how it tastes after waiting! However, the Ball Blue Book said to only use 1 cup grapes, so that is what we used. If I use 2 cups of grapes per quart we'll probably dilute it when we use it after we wait. This recipe is VERY easy to do. My children all helped, from my toddler to my preschoolers. Enjoy!

Cynthia Q August 18, 2008

Easy recipe. I have made them but now the waiting begins. Instead of putting sugar into the jars and filling with water I made a heavier syrup before preparing the jars. To every 5 cups of water I added 3 cups of sugar. <br/>I made several batches where you cook the grapes than strain them twice, add sugar and cook some more. A lot of work but taste very good so I'm hoping these will be just as or tastier than the other ones.

Catnip46 November 28, 2014

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