Grape Leaves-Canning Recipe

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

Hey-if you have access to a grape vine and use grape leaves-why not make your own, or include a jar in your Christmas Basket.

Top Review by Sweetiebarbara

I made this ages ago, and forgot to review! These are wonderful... and simple. They are my first step in making my Recipe #190745 Thank you so much for posting this recipe!


  1. Pick grape leaves that are young, tender, and light green in color.
  2. Cut off stems and wash in cold water.
  3. In a large pot-6 quart or larger-bring water to a boil.
  4. Drop in leaves 12 at a time.
  5. Cook for 30 seconds, remove and plunge in ice cold water.
  6. Pat dry and stack 6 in each pile.
  7. Roll stack and tie with string.
  8. Bring the 1 quart water to a full rolling boil with the salt.
  9. Boil 5 minutes.
  10. Pack rolls of leaves in sterile, hot quart jars.
  11. (about 6 rolls per jar-and I remove the string).
  12. Pour hot brine over leaves, removing bubbles and leaving 1/8 inch head space.
  13. Seal and process in a boiling water bath 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet sea level.
  14. Consult chart for higher elevations.
  15. *It should be noted that this recipe says you can keep the string on-I did not.
  16. **To use open jar, remove rolls needed, rinse leaves in cold water and use.
  17. Store remaining leaves with their brine in the fridge.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a